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Althea - Double PinkHibiscus syriacus
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Althea is a deciduous, ornamental shrub, more commonly referred to as the Rose of Sharon. This shrub produces beautiful blush pink blooms in the summer which look particularly stunning when planted in groups. It exhibits a slow to moderate growth rate and reaches a height of about 15 feet and a spread of about 12 feet. Althea should be planted in full sun with moist, well-drained soil. It is hardy in Zones 7-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
I was impressed. The best packaged live plant I have ever received! Intact box and the soil was still moist! Have planted it and so far so good!
So pretty - love the double ruffle blooms.
I hesitate to review a living plant purchase so soon after receiving it but I bought the double pink althea as a surprise gift for my wife. She was surprised both by the gift and by its large size. We look forward to seeing it bloom later this growing season.