Danica Rose of Sharon

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Love flowers? Include some of the very best in your yard to become an incredible feature in your landscape design. Only you need to know how completely easy it is to grow Danica Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Danica'). These beautiful blooms start off as a deep raspberry shade. Held on graceful branches, the long buds catch the eye of anyone who sees them! They open...creamy white in a surprise twist.

Oh, you'll still see the raspberry, but merely as pink color hints blushing the tips of the double petals. Deep red veins whisker the throats for another scintillating peek of color. This is a flowering shrub you can study for hours. Cut a few of the long, elegant branches and use them in narrow glass vases, weighted with clear glass beads.

There is nothing more sophisticated than a simple arrangement to decorate your tablescape. You'll easily add charm to your book clubs and gourmet club get-togethers. You'll also appreciate the fine-textured, dark green foliage.

Danica was the winner of the prestigious Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit. And you can clearly see why! These magnificent blooms are out-of-this-world!

Each carnation-like bloom is highlighted with pink and red for an incredible visual display. They are lavish, with a full double set of petals! Feed butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial pollinators with their plentiful, nectar-rich double blooms. Flower power kicks off around mid-summer and is still going strong in the fall. Enjoy many, many weeks of outrageous color and style.

Danica Rose of Sharon blooms won't produce much seed if any at all. This non-invasive, gorgeous variety can be used anywhere you have a sunny spot. It stays put, just where you want it. Easy, right? That's literally all you'll need to do to appreciate a phenomenal floral performance. on this upright, showy, woody, deciduous shrub. Rose of Sharon is a perfect choice for new gardeners. Danica's coloration elevates the look into a high-end, designer style!

Planting and Application:

Use one or several to decorate the background of your planting beds. Create garden rooms with flowering walls. Or...run a long hedge of these hard-working beauties along your property line. Make your landscape live large with designated entertainment areas. Carve out a bit of space just for you, too with these showy specimens.

Danica creates a very friendly fence to share with your neighborhood. Danica makes charming "living walls" for garden rooms. Decorate your new garden room with Danica! Add a hammock, outdoor Yoga platform, or site a special garden sculpture in front of the intriguing blooms. You'll love how they start blooming just as most other flowering shrubs are finishing up for the season. Set the stage for outdoor entertainment, quickly, with a short hedge. Space them four feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. It won't be long before they'll be full-grown.

Add them as "Thrillers" in 20-inch outdoor containers. Use several of them, evenly spaced along the pool deck or patio. Or, place three in a triangle behind your seating area for welcoming privacy screen.

They'll help shorter perennials like Hot Papaya Coneflower and Purple Coneflower just "pop" in the forefront. Make a stylish garden border that is blissfully low-maintenance. This shrub's attractive blooms make for a great addition to any pollinator garden! Large and showy, the overlapping flower petals form a gorgeous canopy irresistible to a wide variety of butterflies and Hummingbirds.

  • Gorgeous Vanilla-White Double Blooms Accented With Hints of Raspberry
  • Outstanding Floral Display - Excellent Cut Flowers
  • Long-Lasting Display from Mid-Summer & Through Fall
  • Feed Local Butterflies - Nectar-Rich Blooms
  • Very Effective Flowering Screen Gives Nice Sense of Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Keep Rose of Sharon healthy with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. They need well-drained soil, so add extra dirt in a raised bed if you need to improve drainage. Give them a regular schedule of medium water, especially when they are young plants. Container-grown plants need careful watering. Never let them dry out completely. Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch in containers and in-ground plants alike. You'll cut down on surface evaporation with this useful garden must-have.

With a graceful form and reduced seed set, you won't need to do much pruning. Plan for their mature height and spread listed on the Plant Highlights for best results. Shape and prune Althea, or control size by pruning in early spring, as needed. Make 45-degree angled cuts above an outward-facing bud. Keep your pruners sharp! Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.

Although rated as deer resistant, we always recommend that you spray repellent on all new plants if you live with deer pressure. Deer are hungry and curious, so you'll want to reapply according to the directions.

  • Vigorous Performance In Full Sun
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
  • Tolerates Cold, Heat & Humidity, Along with Salt Spray
  • So Easy to Grow
  • Produce Very Few Seeds, if Any

No matter how you use these lovely shrubs in your landscape, Danica Rose of Sharon is up to the task. They'll provide many years of enjoyment while asking for very little in return. You'll be competing for this year's crop with savvy garden designers across the country. Don't miss this special shrub! Order your Danica from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Tree Form vs. Shrub Form

The details make all the difference in a garden. At Naturehills.com, we understand that little things like what form a plant is can greatly impact how you plan your landscape. So before you buy, don't forget to check which form you're getting.

Tree Form:

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching to a more desired height. Sometimes, you will hear a tree form referred to as a single stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Danica Rose of Sharon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'Danica'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White, Pink & Red
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring