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Cultural Details for Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'

Common Name:
Minerva Rose-of-Sharon

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Perfect, 5-petal, Lavender with trace pink overcast, prominent dark red eye spot, 4-5", borne individually or in pairs, profuse bloom June-September

Fruit Details:
5-valved, upright, brown capsule, persists through winter

Fall Color:
Poor yellow

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf spots, bacterial leaf spot, blights, canker, rust, Japanese beetle, mining scale, foliar nematodes, white fly

Native Habitat:
China, India

Other Features:
Erect growing, multi stemmed, low branches.

Culture and Care:
Most soils, prefers moist, well drained, prefers hot weather, reliably hardy to Zone 5

This plant was blooming:
6/21/2010 - 8/20/2010
8/17/2007 - 8/31/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 66

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.