Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Long-Lasting, Showy Blooms on an Ornamental Shrub
Aphrodite is a variety of the ornamental shrub, Rose of Sharon. It's a highly versatile plant, presenting a spectacular appearance as a single, specimen planting or en masse.
Plant several as a hedge along your house or outbuilding, or group a few at the edge of a perennial bed for a tall, eye-catching splash of color.
Your Aphrodite will not only provide you with gorgeous flowers, but will provide them for a very long time. It profusely blooms from early summer and into fall. The 4-inch, hollyhock-like rosy-pink flowers feature deeper red eyes and a slightly ruffled appearance to the delicate petals.
It's the type of show that will be impossible to miss in your yard. The diamond-shaped, dark-green, toothed foliage completes the picture, a vibrant accompaniment to the brilliant flowers.
The Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is an upright, deciduous shrub. It's a vigorous, erect, multi-stemmed plant.
Aphrodite is also quite versatile, being adaptable to whatever shape and size you wish to impose upon it. However, if you prefer, this plant really requires no pruning at all.
Aphrodite is rather hardy, able to tolerate poor soils and some drought. It's able to handle heat and humidity, and can even survive in some urban conditions. Deer tend to leave it alone, but hummingbirds and butterflies are sure to flock to its dramatic appearance in your yard.
You can't go wrong with an Aphrodite Rose of Sharon for your yard. Plant one today to begin reaping the rewards of this amazing ornamental shrub.
- Profuse blooms
- Wildlife appeal
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Flower Color||Rosy, Pink|