Lucy Rose of Sharon Shrubs, are valued for their large double, dark red flowers that bloom in mid to late summer when few other flowering shrubs are in bloom. Lucy Hibiscus Shrubs grow in sun or partial shade and in any soil tyoe. The growth rate of the Rose of Sharon Shrub ranges from slow to moderate, and transplanting is easy. Hibiscus syriacus also known as althea and Rose of Sharon.
For most areas of the country, peak blooming takes place in August. Rose of Sharon bushes can be pruned in late winter or early spring to remove dead, damaged branches and for shaping. Frequent severe pruning gives fewer but larger flowers; no or little pruning gives many small flowers.
Space plants 5 feet apart for a great summer flowering Rose of Sharon hedge.