Altheas or Rose of Sharon are well known as a long-blooming, upright, vase-shaped shrubs. Typically grow 8-12’ tall, but can vary based on variety. Green foliage along upright stems. With a three month bloom time, Altheas have a supreme display of color with a range of virtually every flower color based on variety. The Lil’ Kim Red cultivar features a bloom with pale red petals complemented by a deeper red center. This cultivar has adapted to the Lincoln culture and shows extreme heat tolerance. They prefer moist, rich soil, but tolerate poor soils and summer drought. Best flower should be in full sun, but will tolerate part shade as well.’Lil’ Kim Red” is a dwarf variety of the rose of sharon featuring red blossoms with a red center with a compact growth habit.Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.