rose of sharon – althea

30 May

These shouldn’t be blooming at all now; normally, they bloom July/August. It’s nice to have something flowering when the rest of the garden is limp and dry, although we have had nearly a week of 90 degree days so that could account for it. I don’t expect to have as many of the single variety this year because I cut most of them back pretty severely last summer. Don’t be afraid to give them a good trimming; it makes the bushes fuller and ultimately yields more flowers. If you’re thinking of adding rose of sharon to your garden, you should know that the singles drop seeds everywhere, so be prepared to pull up lots of seedlings every year. The double variety, although not quite as exotic looking as the single, does not drop seedlings so it’s much better behaved.


2 Responses to “rose of sharon – althea”

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