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 Summer Ruffle cultivar is known for its variegated, green-white foliage as well as its dark lavender blooms through the summer. 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.

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