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Lil' Kim® Red Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    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:

    • Dwarf size with refined habit
    • Carmine-red blooms all summer
    • Attractive dark green foliage
    Heat Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    rosy pink-red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance 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
  • 5 Reviews

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    • 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!

      Texas Gardening Lover
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 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
      , 2 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
      , 2 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
      , 2 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
      , 2 years ago
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