Are altheas called rose of sharon?

Answer Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) is also known as rose of Sharon. The flower is actually not a rose at all, rather it is a hibiscus. The name "Rose of Sharon" comes from the bible's Song of Solomon where... Read More »

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Rose of Sharon Problems?

The Rose of Sharon, also called hardy hibiscus and Hibiscus syriacus, is a flowering shrub that many people grow as a hedge. It is resistant to disease but several insect pests can attack it. ... Read More »

How do I grow a Rose of Sharon?

Choosing the SitePick a site for planting that receives full sun. Make sure the area also receives good drainage.PlantingWait until spring or fall to plant. Dig a hole in the ground no deeper than ... Read More »

Is Rose of Sharon a Hibiscus?

The name rose of Sharon, which comes from the King James version of the Old Testament, can refer to a variety of flowering plants. Different regions of the world use the term to describe different ... Read More »

How to Start Rose of Sharon?

Rose of Sharon (Althaea syriacus) has a somewhat deceiving common name because it isn't a rose at all. Rose of Sharon is actually a shrub in the hibiscus family and, like those of its cousins, its... Read More »