LIL’ KIM® Red Rose of Sharon

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

This dwarf rose of Sharon has deep rosy-pink flowers with a red eye. It is a good choice for containers and smaller landscapes. Durable, adaptable H. syriacus will tolerate both clay soils and black walnut.


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Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically and long stems may bend more.

Soil: Enjoys any type of well-draining soil.

Water: Average water needs while establishing. Demonstrates good drought tolerance after its first year in the ground.

Fertilizing: Has a pretty high nutrient need. After its first year in the ground, apply a fertilizer each spring after the soil has thawed. Use a formula with a nutrient ratio that is highest in the middle number (# – # – #), this is Phosphorous and it will help the plant develop flowers. You can also wait to see what the bloom show is like and only apply fertilizer if you notice it beginning to produce less.

Pruning: Regular pruning is not necessary. It maintains a naturally graceful upright habit on its own. If any shaping is desired, do so in early spring.

Botanical Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'SHIMRR38' PP#27,195

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Dry, Moist

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant

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