I have teamed up with Nature Hills Nursery to bring you a sweet summer giveaway! Now is the perfect time to add some mid to late summer bloomers to your garden so you get to enjoy beauty all season long. Instantly fill your garden with elegant, large white flowers that will get the neighbors talking! Continue reading to learn all about how to enter to win.
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About Rose Of Sharon
Rose Of Sharon, also know as Hibiscus syriacus, is a flowering deciduous shrub or small tree. They are native to East Asia and can bring the look of the tropics to USDA zones 5-9. These sun loving plants can grow anywhere from 8 to 12 feet high and boast large showy blossoms. They come in a variety of colors from bright pink all the way to crisp white. An excellent shrub to add to your landscape especially if you are looking to attract birds, butterflies and an array of pollinators.
White Chiffon Rose Of Sharon
White Chiffon Rose Of Sharon boasts large, graceful flowers with a lacy looking center. It is adaptable to most well-drained soil and makes an excellent border shrub. They are easy to care for and also can be pruned into small trees. This variety blooms from late summer to late fall and looks stunning amongst dark foliaged plants. They are vigorous growers with a uniform habit and do not require heavy pruning. It is hardy down to -20°F and is a reliable, long lasting bloomer. These flowers will put on a show for years to come!
How To Grow
When selecting a location for your new plant choose a spot with full sun to part shade. Take your new plant and dig a hole 2-3 times winder than the pot. Make sure your hole is the same depth as your container. Then, remove the rootball from the pot and place into your newly dug hole. If you would like, you can add some fresh new garden soil or compost when filling it in. Give your new plant a healthy watering and apply 2-3 inches of mulch. Rose Of Sharon is an easy shrub to care for and very low maintenance. Give it an extra boost by fertilizing in spring and midsummer. You can also add a layer of compost each spring as well as new mulch. If your plant needs pruning, do this in late winter/early spring since flowers are produced on new wood. If you see dead or injured branches, these can be removed at any time. When you give these flowers just a little bit of care, they will reward you with exotic looking blooms year after year!
I'm teaming up with Nature Hills Nursery to give away White Chiffon Rose Of Sharon plant to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do comment on this post and tell me what you are excited to add to your garden this year. Follow the social media accounts listed below and share for extra entries in this giveaway! This contest will run from June 9th to June 19th. I will be announcing a winner on Monday, June 20th at 9 p.m. ET. Don't forget to check back to see if you've won! A winner will be picked at random from the comment section below.
Do you grow Rose Of Sharon in your garden? I've added some White Chiffon along with Purple Pillar Rose Of Sharon to my yard this year. I'm so excited to watch them all begin to flower and fill my landscape with color! I'd love it if you shared with me what new varieties you have or are planning on adding to your garden this season! Have pictures you want to share? Tweet them to me on Twitter @thefreckledrose. Don't forget to check out the wonderful selection of Rose Of Sharon available on the Nature Hills Nursery website along with so many other great plants!
Disclaimer: Nature Hills Nursery provided me with a White Chiffon Rose Of Sharon shrub and will be providing this plant for one lucky reader. They also provided me with some of the images used in this post. I was not paid to write this article, and all opinions are my own. I only promote companies I enjoy and products I use in my own garden!