Family: Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus Lucy

Common Name: Lucy Rose of Sharon


Lucy Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus) is a medium to large shrub with double red-pink flowers.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5-8
Sunlightprefers full sun, tolerates some shade
Moistureprefers moist, tolerates average
Soil & Siteaverage, not dry or wet
Flowersdouble red-pink
Fruit5 valved, dehiscent capsule
Leavesalternate, green, palmately veined and have three lobes
Dimensions6-8 feet by 1/2 to 3/4 width, to large to use in foundation plantings but can be used as the main shrub in a corner planting or in any other areas that need medium to large flowering shrubs
Maintenancebest time to prune is late winter early spring, can be cut back hard, pruning will produce more new wood creating more flower
Native SiteSpecies plant native to eastern Asia.
Author's NotesThe area where I live has been up graded 1/2 hardiness zone. With this warming Hibiscus syriacus has less winter kill of branches.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (
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