I purchased this on line from PW in the 1 quart size because the larger size was out of stock. I needed a dwarf / compact size Althea, and none of our local nurseries stocked this variety in the spring. I've had a few blooms this summer even on this tiny shrub! The leaves are a nice dark green, and the flowers are spectacular. Recently a local nursery added this product to its fall inventory in the 3 gallon size, and I was delighted to purchase another Little Kim Red! How beautiful the larger size looks! It has dense / compact dark green foliage and is covered in blooms. This shrub will not disappoint!
Lil' Kim® Red Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Dwarf hibiscus with pink-red blooms!
This newest addition to the Lil' Kim series has a compact habit and rich, deep rosy-red flowers. The unique color looks good with many summer flowering perennials, and is a great choice for container gardens.
Top three reasons to grow Lil' Kim® Red rose of Sharon:
Heat TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
- Dwarf size with refined habit
- Carmine-red blooms all summer
- Attractive dark green foliage
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:rosy pink-redFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow - plant in full sun for best flowering. Pruning is rarely needed, but early spring is the best time to prune if you'd like to do so. These plants are very long-lived.Fun Facts:
Rose of Sharon is related to okra and the plant used to make marshmallows.Lil' Kim® Red Hibiscus syriacus 'SHIMRR38' USPP 27,195, Can PBRAF
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Texas Gardening Lover, Texas, United States, 3 years ago
A wonderful addition to a sunny place in the yard. I bought the 1-quart size of plant. It has been slow to establish, but is finally growing well and this year had a generous number of flowers. If they have the 1-gallon size in stock, and if it is financially doable for you, that is probably a more satisfying way to go. But if they only have the 1-qt in stock, or that is all that is doable for you, it is worth getting this shrub and simply being patient a couple of years until it really starts to look good. Once it gets established, after a couple of years in the ground, you will be glad you planted it! It provides lots of beauty and asks very little in return.Born2Hike, Colorado, United States, 3 years ago
I've had this plant for two years now, and it has bloomed like crazy each summer. The color is good, and I like the shape of these blooms better than the Lil Kim white.Ellen, New Hampshire, United States, 4 years ago