The last to come back, you may think it failed to survive the winter. But wait. Be patient. It will blooming in its own good time.
Before the branches begin to green up, prune them heavily, February is the ideal time.
(Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’)
Summer long saucer-sized blooms
Red Heart Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’, is an upright-growing shrub with large, single, saucer-shaped flowers of pure white with a scarlet center.
- Mature size: 6-10′ wide, 8-12′ tall.
- Flowers bloom from July until frost.
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8
- Few serious insect or disease problems.
- Medium to Dark Green foliage
- called both Rose of Sharons or Altheas.
- Widely adaptable to many soil conditions.
Red Heart Hibiscus can also be used as a hedge or screen. Hummingbirds love the flowers.
Those tight green buds produce hundreds of seeds. Seedlings randomly appear near the 8′ tall shrub in my from yard. In the fall, I collected a lot of the seed pods.
Care: Prune back heavily in the early spring. Annual pruning creates increased shoot vigor and larger flowers.
The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting a glorious
aspect of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
‘The Rose of Sharon’