Meet the Breeder
Rose of Sharon
- Large Flower
- Intense Color
We keep searching and thus far have found no true red-flowered roses of Sharon, but this is the darkest reddish-pink we've ever seen. So whether you call it rouge or horticulture red, this large-flowered single is a standout plant in both our trials and our test garden. Developed by Minier Nurseries in France.
USDA Zone 5-9 (-20°F/ -28.8°C)
Exposure Full sun
Finish Time 1 season
Bloom Time summer
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn
Soil Not finicky about soil - any well-drained site will do.
Pruning Regular pruning is not required. May be trimmed, pruned, or shaped as desired in early spring.
Uses Specimen; hedge; foundation plantings; mixed borders; screening.
Growing Tips Rose of Sharon generally has high fertility needs and may benefit from yearly applications of a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.