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Hibiscus syriacus Minerva * Minerva Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus Minerva grows 8 to 10 feet in full sun to moderate shade. The Minerva Rose of Sharon is capable of surviving on little or no extra water in a shady nook in the garden but will perform much better with irrigation, even an irregular modest helping of water helps immeasurably. Hibiscus syriacus Minerva is a nectar and larval food source for the Painted Lady Butterfly, White Checkered Skipper and the Northern White Skipper and is a great addition to the butterfly garden. Minerva Rose of Sharon blooms from late Spring into the Fall with single pink flowers with a red spot at the base of each petal. Hibiscus syriacus Minerva is not picky about soils and is Winter hardy at least into the low teens, my coldest garden.

Hibiscus syriacus Minerva, Rose of Sharon

Pink flowers of Hibiscus syriacus Minerva - Minerva Rose of Sharon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Hibiscus Genus featured on this site:
Hibiscus lasiocarpos * Wooly Rose Mallow
Hibiscus sabdariffa * Roselle
Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc * Double White Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus Lavender Chiffon
Hibiscus syriacus Minerva