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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Red
  • Multi-Colored
  • Dark Pink
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Althea is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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APHRODITE ALTHEA

Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
AKA: Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

Buy Aphrodite Althea online. Aphrodite is a medium sized upright growing, slender, well-branched shrub to 10 feet, with bright green serrated leaves. Tolerates a wide variety of soil and moisture conditions. Abundance of single pink flowers are produced in late summer.. Note Althea Hibiscus is considered a shrub or tree and will not die back to the ground in winter, like Hardy Hibiscus.

Mature Height:

8-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Malvaceae · Common Name: Althea / Rose of Sharon / Hardy Hibiscus

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 3926

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 9044

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3925

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3683

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3684

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Customer Testimonials

Everything in order and received in good condition. Instruction for planting were clear and concise. Thank you. My experience confirms the reviews I read on-line about Sooner Plant Farm.


Oscar
Lexington, KY
August 2014

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