Aphrodite Rose of Sharon/Althea

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon/Althea

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Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea, is a deciduous shrub that produces large, showy, bright pink flowers during mid to late summer. The plant has a dense, upright growth habit and is relatively easy to grow, requiring little maintenance. It is a great choice for adding colour and texture to a garden, as well as attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant is tolerant of drought and heat, making it a suitable option for a variety of different landscapes.
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon/Althea

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon/Althea

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Latin Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'

Common Name

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon/Althea

Current Size

Approx. 1-2ft

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

9-20 ft

Mature Height


Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Late Winter/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Showy blooms: The Aphrodite Rose of Sharon produces stunning flowers that are large, showy, and bright pink in colour with a deep red centre. The flowers can measure up to 3-4 inches in diameter and are abundant during the summer months.
  • Long blooming season: The plant blooms from mid-summer to early fall, providing colour and interest to your garden for several months.
  • Easy to grow: The Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is a hardy and low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow in most soil types and climates. It is also tolerant of drought and heat, making it an excellent choice for hot and dry areas.
  • Attracts pollinators: The plant's large and colourful flowers attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, which can help to pollinate nearby plants and promote biodiversity in your garden.
  • Versatile use: Aphrodite Rose of Sharon can be used in various ways, such as a garden accent, hedge, or container plant. It can also be pruned to a desired shape or size.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Regular watering is important for healthy growth. Water the plant deeply and thoroughly, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Maintenance: Remove any dead or damaged branches throughout the growing season. In colder regions, protect the plant from frost by covering it with a blanket or tarp.
  • Pruning: In fall or after the plant has finished blooming, remove any spent flowers or seed pods. Cut back the branches by one-third to one-half to prepare the plant for winter.
  • (Optional):Fertilize from a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring and again in early summer.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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