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Hibiscus syriacus 'Meehanii' (v)
  • RHS AGM

rose of Sharon 'Meehanii'

a large deciduous shrub with ovate to three-lobed leaves margined with creamy-white, and single, mauve flowers with maroon centres from late summer onwards

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer Red Purple Green White
Autumn Red Purple Green White
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Hibiscus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, trees, annuals or perennials, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers over a long flowering season

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Aphids, mealybugs and thrips may be a problem

Diseases

Powdery mildews may be a problem

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