Rose of Sharon - Minerva Althea
- Gorgeous Lavender Blooms with Ruby-Red Centers
- Adaptable to Wide Range of Conditions
- Works Great in Containers
- Excellent Cut Flowers
- Effective Screen for Privacy & 'Garden Rooms'
- Few, if Any Viable Seeds
- Butterflies Love the Nectar Rich Blooms
- Long-Lasting Display Mid-Summer Through Fall
- "Thriller" in Extra Large Outdoor Containers
- So Easy to Grow, Great for New Gardeners
- Vigorous Performance
- Tolerates Cold, Heat, Humidity & Salt Spray
- Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
Large cheery blooms with a gorgeous tropical flair! The Minerva Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'), also known as Minerva Althea, is an ornamental shrub with impressive, long-blooming lavender flowers!
Your Minerva Rose of Sharon's hallmark feature is the wide-open, trumpet-shaped summer blooms of impressive grace and color. Each sumptuous blossom features delicate lavender petals surrounding a dramatic, dark-red eye. Each center crowned with a bold yellow stamen.
The glossy, dark-green foliage frames the flowers to perfection for a garden display that stands out amid other plantings. Unlike other Hibiscus varieties that put on a show and then retire for the season, Minerva Hibiscus will flower again-and-again for a spectacular display summer and into fall!
Rose of Sharon are lovely, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrubs that carry an air of stately, sculptural presence while managing to look relaxed and informal while doing it!
Cut a few of the long, elegant branches and use them in narrow glass vases, weighted with clear glass beads. There is nothing more sophisticated than a simple arrangement to decorate your tablescape.
Minerva Rose of Sharon has an upright form and dense growth habit. Minerva adapts to a variety of conditions and is quite hardy. Under ideal conditions, you can expect your Minerva Rose of Sharon to live for up to 40 years!
You'll appreciate the fine-textured, dark-green foliage Minerva has to offer, even when not in bloom. Keep yours healthy with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Full sun loving, that heat and humidity in summer will not slow these down at all!
Rose of Sharon does need well-drained soil but is not particular on the type. Even doing well in poor soils. If drainage is an issue, add extra dirt in a raised bed if you need to improve drainage. Sitting in water will be their death. Give them a regular schedule of medium water, especially when they are young plants. Container-grown plants need careful watering. Never let them dry out completely.
Add a thick layer of mulch in containers and in-ground plants alike. You'll cut down on surface evaporation with this useful garden must-have, plus provide much-needed insulation from heat and cold.
This plant blooms on new growth so prune late winter or early spring to reduce the size or thin before it begins growing in spring without sacrificing any bloom.
Carve out your own slice of garden paradise with Minerva Rose of Sharon! Easy care Minerva Rose of Sharon is one type that will look great in just about any landscape and lend that designer's touch without the cost and time!