Rose of Sharon

Karla12345678March 20, 2013

We have a home that is 110 yrs old. All gardens are overgrown with weeds, trees, vines. I have discovered a 25'x70' area of rose of sharons that are in range of 6' to 12' in height, very little blumage. I would like to separate and move them, but in need of any advice. Obviously they are very hardy, but seedlings abound as well. We have a bounty of dividings of many plants, so starting on this area is a good thing. I'm finding we need to tag plants throughout the seasons so to find them again! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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AquaEyes 7a New Jersey

The plant called "Rose of Sharon" is not a rose, but a species of Hibiscus (H. syriacus). While there will likely be people on this forum who are familiar with Hibiscus, your best bet is to ask on the actual Hibiscus forum. I'm putting a link to it below. Good luck!



Here is a link that might be useful: Hibiscus Forum at GardenWeb

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 7:36PM
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Karla, "Althea" or Rose of Sharon, is an extremely hardy, persistent plant. They root EXTREMELY easily in water and (at least in my climate) can be dug, pruned and transplanted as long as they are still dormant (without leaves). They can be severely pruned and will explode back into growth and flower as much bushier plants. If you're in an area still experiencing severe winter weather, wait until your extremes are over and prune them after your chance of last frost. At that time, you can probably transplant them easily and safely. Just keep them watered if you aren't having rains. Good luck and have fun with them. They're great plants! Kim

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 1:02AM
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