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Sugar Tip® Gold Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

(5 REVIEWS)
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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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.

    Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.

    Sugar Tip® Gold Hibiscus syriacus 'THEISSHSSTL' USPP 30,149, Can PBRAF
  • 5 Reviews

    • 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

      gabby
      , New York
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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

      gabby
      , New York
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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

      gabby
      , New York
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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

      gabby
      , New York
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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

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