Skip to product information
1 of 4

PDX Urban Gardens

Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon

Regular price $5.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon is cherished not only for its hollyhock-like flowers but also for its role as a pollinator magnet, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Originating from south China and Taiwan, this rapidly growing deciduous shrub or tree, part of the Mallow family, offers versatility through its adaptable size, reaching 8'-12' in height and a 6' spread with easy pruning. Blooming in late summer, the Rose of Sharon sustains its display until fall, providing essential pollen and nectar for bees during late summer. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, every part of this plant is edible, including leaves, blossoms, and bark, containing vitamin C and antioxidants. Enjoy the mild flavors and mucilaginous (ooh big word) textures of young leaves and flowers in salads or teas, while the root, although fiber-rich, adds an edible dimension. 

~50 seeds per packet

Here's a great article on the uses of this plant!

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial Shrub

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

When to Sow Inside: RECOMMENDED. 2-3 weeks before your average last frost date. Hard seed coat inhibits germination. Scarify seed and sow. Some growers soak seeds in water until they sink to the bottom then sow.

When to Start Outside: Will drop its seeds close to the parent plant. In spring, these seeds will easily germinate and grow into new plants

Seed Depth: ¼"

View full details