Large cheery blooms with a gorgeous tropical flair! The Minerva Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'), also known as Minerva Althea, is an ornamental shrub with impressive, long-blooming lavender flowers!
Your Minerva Rose of Sharon's hallmark feature is the wide-open, trumpet-shaped summer blooms of impressive grace and color. Each sumptuous blossom features delicate lavender petals surrounding a dramatic, dark-red eye. Each center crowned with a bold yellow stamen.
The glossy, dark-green foliage frames the flowers to perfection for a garden display that stands out amid other plantings. Unlike other Hibiscus varieties that put on a show and then retire for the season, Minerva Hibiscus will flower again-and-again for a spectacular display summer and into fall!
Rose of Sharon are lovely, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrubs that carry an air of stately, sculptural presence while managing to look relaxed and informal while doing it!
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.
Plant one as an accent near a window or door where you're sure to catch every moment of its impressive display. You'll love how they start blooming just as most other flowering shrubs are finishing up for the season.
Minerva will also do well in large containers on your back porch. 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 a welcoming privacy screen.
Set the stage for outdoor entertainment—quickly—with a short hedge of tropical blooms! 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. Creating 'garden rooms' with flowering walls. Make your landscape live large with designated entertainment areas!
Don't forget to carve out a bit of space just for yourself as well! Decorate your new garden room with a hammock, or create your own outdoor Yoga platform or firepit with style. Site a special garden sculpture in front of the intriguing blooms to really showcase both.
Run a long hedge of these hard-working beauties along your property line. Creating a very friendly fence to share with your neighborhood. Use one or several to decorate the background of your planting beds as mighty accents and focal points.
Feed butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial pollinators with their plentiful, nectar-rich blooms.
Minerva Rose of Sharon has an upright form and dense growth habit. Minerva adapts to a variety of conditions and is quite hardy. Under ideal conditions, you can expect your Minerva Rose of Sharon to live for up to 40 years!
You'll appreciate the fine-textured, dark-green foliage Minerva has to offer, even when not in bloom. Keep yours healthy with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Full sun loving, that heat and humidity in summer will not slow these down at all!
Rose of Sharon does need well-drained soil but is not particular on the type. Even doing well in poor soils. If drainage is an issue, add extra dirt in a raised bed if you need to improve drainage. Sitting in water will be their death. 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 thick layer of mulch in containers and in-ground plants alike. You'll cut down on surface evaporation with this useful garden must-have, plus provide much-needed insulation from heat and cold.
This plant blooms on new growth so prune late winter or early spring to reduce the size or thin before it begins growing in spring without sacrificing any bloom.
Carve out your own slice of garden paradise with Minerva Rose of Sharon! Easy care Minerva Rose of Sharon is one type that will look great in just about any landscape and lend that designer's touch without the cost and time!
With such a wide range of amazing applications, you'll be glad you called and ordered yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!
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.
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|
|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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Lavender with Red Eye Spot|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|