Hibiscus Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon

Item #29297


Large, Pollinator-Friendly Flowers with Intense Color

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, Hibiscus Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon is a showy, deciduous shrub offering summer interest. A standout in trials and test gardens, blooming abundantly and continuously through summer and into fall, this plant sets large single flowers that have dark reddish-pink color. Borne on slender branches, the tropical-looking flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

A Hibiscus syriacus, commonly called rose of Sharon, Paraplu Rouge is a multistemmed, herbaceous shrub with a moderate growth rate and a well-branched, upright, compact, spreading habit of attractive 3-lobed, coarsely toothed foliage. The plant can be trained as a small tree or espalier. It is an excellent specimen or foundation plant but is very effective massed or grouped as a hedge, screen, or a back of the bed or border plant.

Tough and remarkably easy to grow, rose of Sharon grows best in sunny to partly shady locations with fertile, organically rich, moderately moist, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, but it tolerates poor soils and some drought and is pH adaptable. It loves hot summers and blooms best in 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Good air circulation is important for disease prevention and for best overall performance. Rose of Sharon is fairly pest and disease free; deer resistant; and heat, humidity (with good air circulation), and air pollution tolerant. The plant can over winter in temperatures as cold as -20°F with heavy mulch covering the root ball to insulate it.

Hibiscus Paraplu Rouge has a naturally attractive form and only needs pruning to tidy up its shape and/or to maintain a desired size. Pruning back stems also encourages more blooms and can increase air circulation within the plant to help prevent disease, but pruning should be done sparingly, after flowering has finished. Removing up to ⅓ of the overall shrub creates a fuller bush with larger blooms. Keep in mind that these shrubs bloom directly on older wood or on shoots that come off old wood.


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Genus Hibiscus
Species syriacus
Variety 'Minsyrou17'
ppaf PP33258
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 10 ft
Plant Width 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Dark Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Uses Specimen, Beds
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Idaho, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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