Aphrodite Althea

The Aphrodite Althea (Althea are also known as “Rose of Sharon”) are summer bloomers with a single pink blossom.

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Botanical Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'

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The Aphrodite Althea Shrub (also known as “Rose of Sharon”) is a beautiful flowering shrub known for its showy, pink blooms that bloom all summer. A vigorous grower, it can reach 8-10' in height and up to 6' wide, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, enjoys full sun and once established is fairly drought tolerant. Works great for a structural shrub at the back of a border, or for a specimen plant.


Step 1 – Dig the Hole Twice as Wide as the Pot

Step 2 – Remove the Plant from Its Container

Step 3 – Backfill with 50/50 Soil and Max Mix

Step 4 – Cover the Plant Area with Mulch

Step 5 – Stake the Tree if Needed

Step 6 – Water and Feed the Plant!

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