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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Purple
  • Multi-Colored
  • Red
  • Lavender
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*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
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 free fertilizer with every order.

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MINERVA ALTHEA

Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'
AKA: Minerva Rose of Sharon

Buy Minerva Althea online. Minerva is an improved selection of Rose of Sharon, with a longer blooming season, thicker textured petals and foliage, displayed on densely branched habit. Abundance of single lavender flowers 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:

15-20 Feet

Mature Spread:

8-10 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.

Purchase MINERVA ALTHEA Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 4337

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(389 units available now - G)

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$40.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 7111

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(60 units available now - G)

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$60.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 4338

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(594 units available now - GR)

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$80.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3770

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(21 units available now - G)

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$100.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3771

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

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$150.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 10739

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
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$225.00

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10 gallon Potted

SKU: 11127

(9.5 gallons / 35 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
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$295.00

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Your plants and packaging are not only good they are excellent!


JoAnn
Clarkson, NE
November 2016

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