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Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc - Double White Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus grows 6 to 10 feet in full sun to light shade. The Rose of Sharon is capable of surviving on little or no extra water in a shady nook in the garden but flowering will be exceptionally sparse and the plants look like death warmed over. Even an irregular modest helping of water helps immeasurably. Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc 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. Hibiscus syriacus grows to 4 feet or so in a season. Rose of Sharon blooms from late Spring through the Summer. Hibiscus syriacus not picky about soils and is Winter hardy at least into the low teens, my coldest garden.

Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc, Rose of Sharon

Flowers of Hibiscus syriacus Jean D'Arc - Double White Rose of Sharon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Hibiscus Genus featured on this site:
Hibiscus lasiocarpos * Wooley Rose Mallow
Hibiscus sabdariffa * Roselle
Hibiscus syriacus Lavender Chiffon * Semi Double Pink Rose of Sharon