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Sugar Tip® Gold Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Sugar Tip® Gold Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Variegated foliage gives makes this rose of Sharon extra special.

Why plant just any old rose of Sharon when you can plant a variegated one? Sugar Tip® Gold rose of Sharon is just as easy to grow and maintenance free as other varieties of this summer blooming favorite, but instead of plain foliage, its leaves are edged in a bright, cheerful gold. These keep the plant colorful and interesting in spring, then come summer, the playful foliage is accompanied by doubled purple flowers. As an added bonus, this plant creates far fewer seed than conventional varieties so won't make a nuisance of itself. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Sugar Tip® Gold rose of Sharon:

  • Gold variegated foliage makes the plant colorful and interesting even when not in bloom.
  • Purple double flowers in summer set few seeds.
  • As maintenance-free as you expect from rose of Sharon.
Foliage Interest
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer through Fall
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
Uses Notes: 

Rose of Sharon is a versatile plant for landscaping. Plant it in any sunny spot for best color and most flowers. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Rose of Sharon needs little to no care special care. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is always a good idea. Rose of Sharon typically needs tlittle to no pruning, but if you wish to prune it, do so in early spring. Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

Sugar Tip® Gold Hibiscus syriacus 'THEISSHSSTL' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • I'm so glad to find this on the Proven winners website. I've had one shrub for years and wanted to plant more but forgot where I bought it. The varigated leaves make it beautiful even without the flowers

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    gabby
    West Seneca
    New York
    United States
    30 weeks ago
  • I'm so glad to find this on the Proven winners website. I've had one shrub for years and wanted to plant more but forgot where I bought it. The varigated leaves make it beautiful even without the flowers

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    gabby
    West Seneca
    New York
    United States
    30 weeks ago
  • I'm so glad to find this on the Proven winners website. I've had one shrub for years and wanted to plant more but forgot where I bought it. The varigated leaves make it beautiful even without the flowers

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    gabby
    West Seneca
    New York
    United States
    30 weeks ago
  • I'm so glad to find this on the Proven winners website. I've had one shrub for years and wanted to plant more but forgot where I bought it. The varigated leaves make it beautiful even without the flowers

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    gabby
    West Seneca
    New York
    United States
    30 weeks ago
  • I'm so glad to find this on the Proven winners website. I've had one shrub for years and wanted to plant more but forgot where I bought it. The varigated leaves make it beautiful even without the flowers

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    gabby
    West Seneca
    New York
    United States
    30 weeks ago
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