Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'
Asia & India
An erect, deciduous shrub, "Rose of Sharon" produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall. The plant grow 8 to 12 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. The plant shows good pollution tolerance, making it appropriate for urban gardens.Blooms on these shrubs is lavender and they often have a dark eye in the center.. The large single flowers are often wavy-looking, giving the impression that they re made of crepe paper. Most bear small, deeply-lobed, light-green leaves
Hibiscus is heat tolerant and prefers neutral to acidic, well-drained soil and full sun.
Being a fast growing plant, hibiscus prefer well drained rich soil and regular watering. Thoroughly water to moisten the entire root-ball each time you water. Allow the soil to become slightly dry between watering approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. Never keep the soil soggy. Avoid using a saucer or empty any excess water from it 30-40 minutes after watering.
Ideal for specimen plant in the garden. Hibuscus plants are almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.