Miniature Althea Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon
- Lovely, Large White Flowers with Spectacular Red Eyes
- Perfect for Small Gardens
- Ideal Container Plant
- Easy Care Flowering Shrubs
- Summertime Green Foliage Makes the Flowers Really Pop
- Heat and Drought Tolerant
- Great Low-Growing Hedge or Specimen
- Deer Resistant
- Prune in Late Winter or Early Spring
This compact beauty packs a big punch of elegant charm! An impressive and rare miniature, the Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus Antong Two') is one-of-a-kind. Just look at those gorgeous blooms!
But this petite plant isn't just a pretty face. This little workhorse is actually quite versatile in your garden.
Admirers of the Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon love its abundant showy, 5-petalled white blooms with their stunning, wine-red eyes. Unlike larger counterparts and their short-lived blooms, these blooms last three times as long! A dependable rebloomer, the plant continues to produce wonderful blossoms throughout the summer.
The lovely plant is fully covered with dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Its upright growth habit and compact structure make it the perfect fill plant for the garden, no matter the style.
Decorate your summertime with this very special variety. It was developed by well-known world-famous Althea experts in South Korea. Did you know that the Rose of Sharon is the South Korean National Flower? You can tell at a glance the expert precision that went into its development.
In the United States, Lil' Kim was introduced by Proven Winners®. Its been field tested for years, and will deliver an outstanding performance in your yard.
Plug this plant into almost any location and let it grow. You'll love how easy and low maintenance it will be. Order today from the expert growers at Nature Hills for your landscape this year.
How to Use Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon in the Landscape
This is the perfect plant for a mixed shrub planting or as a low-growing background plant for smaller perennials. Get ready to see butterflies and hummingbirds!
Try planting several in a group as an eye-catching, low hedge beside your driveway or along the front walk. For a solid screen, plant 2 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Pop several into outdoor containers to admire them as a floral specimen. For best results in a container, make sure your pot has plenty of drain holes in the bottom. Provide a good potting soil such as Dr. Earth Organic and Natural Planting Mix for the healthiest patio container plants.
Make sure to water regularly in containers. Feed with organic slow release fertilizer twice a year in the late winter and mid-summer to keep plants growing and blooming well.
Lil' Kim holds its own in a formal setting bounded by a low, tightly clipped Boxwood hedge. Or, add it to a rambling Cottage Garden to entice butterflies. It looks great no matter where you use it!
#ProPlantTips for Care
This hard-working dwarf Rose of Sharon likes well-drained soils, but tolerates many different soil types. It is well adapted to both extreme heat and high humidity. Lil' Kim will also tolerate urban environments.
Select a location with full sun exposure for best flower display.
Though tolerant of periods of drought, this plant will benefit greatly from a 3 to 4 inches of mulch spread to 3 feet outside of the canopy. This will help keep the root system cool in the summer and extend the period between watering.
For the best and largest flowers prune back your Lil' Kim Hibiscus in the late winter to 2 to 3 buds per stem and fertilize with a Dr. Earth Life Organic and Natural All-Purpose Fertilizer. This will ensure a proliferation of large flowers beginning in the late spring.
In some areas of the country the Hibiscus syriacus varieties are considered invasive, although Lil' Kim produces far fewer seeds. Nature Hills uses an online service called Plant Sentry™ to alert you if there are any local regulations. Your local Agricultural Extension Service is also a valuable resource on the best plant selections for your area.
Now, if you want to impress your neighbors even more, just trim this neat plant back during the first couple weeks of spring, and it will produce even larger flowers for you. Enjoy this wonderful bloomer that tolerates heat and urban environments. You'll have a full summer worth of continuing blooms. Order today!
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|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Lil' Kim® Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||White, Red|