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Rose of Sharon Seeds - Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Hibiscus syriacus


*  Common Names = Rose of Sharon / Althea / Hardy Hibiscus / Mu Jin / Shrub Althea
*  Low maintenance and drought-tolerant
*  Colorful flowers attract birds and butterflies
*  TCM Herb known as Mu Jin
*  Young leaves and flowers are used in culinary dishes and tea
*  Leaves and flowers are used in herbal remedies as a diuretic, for skin irritations and to relieve bloating
*  Root bark is made into a decoction to aid digestion, reduce abdominal pain, and help with diarrhea


Life Cycle:  Perennial
Height:  6-9 ft
Max Width:  6 ft
USDA Zone:  5-9
Light:  Full Sun / Partial Sun (thrives best in full sun)
Harvest:  120 days

1.  Pour warm water over seeds and let soak for 6 hours. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in small pots/flats with moistened seed-starting mix. Spritz with water to settle into soil.
2.  Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep soil moist. Germination will occur in 7-14 days. 
3.  Resize into bigger pots as needed. Transplant 4” tall seedlings 36” apart after last frost. Protect young plants during the winters.


*** Shrubs can be over-wintered indoors. Remove dead branches in late fall before bringing inside.
*** Plants have deep taproots, so make sure they have plenty of room to spread.

Rose of Sharon Seeds - Hibiscus syriacus

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