PARAPLU ROUGE™

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

'Minsyrou17'

USPP 33,258; CBRAF

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Paraplu Rouge's bright blooms with stunning dark red center Close up of Paraplu Rouge's reddish-pink bloom
  • Large Flower
  • Intense Color
  • Pollinator-Friendly
Description

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
Height
6-10'
Width
5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
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.