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Plant Characteristics

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

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

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

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SUGAR TIP® ALTHEA

Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott'
PP20579 CBRAF Plant propagation prohibited
AKA: Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon

Breeder
Buy Sugar Tip® Althea online. Sugar Tip® is an eye-catching, new Rose of Sharon with brightly variegated creamy-white and bluish-green foliage. Unlike 'Purpureus Variegatus' this beauty actually flowers! It produces loads of clear pink, double flowers and does not produce seed like older cultivars. This is a beautiful plant that will look great in your garden all summer

Mature Height:

8-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

4-6 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 SUGAR TIP® ALTHEA Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 4497

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(0 units available now)

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$35.00

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Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 5733

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(24 units available now - S)

Standard Package
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 9028

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 5672

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(3 units available now - G)

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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 6568

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 9902

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(7 units available now - S)

Standard Package Tree Form
PW Grown in Root Pouch®.


$115.00

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Customer Testimonials

Great plant, very happy.


Loret
Sterling, MA
November 2016

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