Morning Star Althea
White Morning Star Althea-Hibiscus syriacus-‘Morning Star’
Also known as Morning Star Hibiscus, are valued for their huge double white blossoms with red stripes that bloom June through August and often as long as to frost. Hardy Hibiscus are flowering shrubs that make a beautiful addition to any landscape as a flowering hedge or a specimen shrub plant ready for the attention it is sure to receive.
The Morning Star Hardy Hibiscus plant grows in sunny to partially shaded areas and in most any type of soil. The growth rate ranges from slow to moderate, and transplanting is easy. Hibiscus syriacus also known as swamp mallow, rose mallow, Rose of Sharon and althea.
Peak blooming for the Morning Star Hibiscus generally takes place in August. Prune in late winter or early spring. Frequent severe pruning gives fewer but larger flowers; no or little pruning gives many small flowers.
Plant 4 to 5 feet apart in a row to create a beautiful flowering living fence hedge.
Home grown at Dan’s Backyard Nursery in Waskom, TX
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|Grows In||Zone 4B · -25° to -20° F through Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F|
|Sun Exposure||Full / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun|
|Soil Drainage||Well Drained, Moderately Drained|
|Resistent To||Deer Resistant, Drought, Disease, Heat|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green, Dark Green|
|Average Height||8′ to 10′, 10′ to 12′|
|Average Width||6′ to 8′|
|Attracts||Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention|
Easy Care and Design Tips:
Finding the perfect planting spot where Althea will give you her best performance is easy as 1-2-3: 1) full sun, 2) well-drained soil and 3) an early-spring application of a slow-release fertilizer. This well-mannered plant is equally at ease as a landscape specimen or container plant. You’ll have to keep container plants watered more often, but the extra effort is worth it if you want to make an impact statement — plant Althea shrubs in matching urns on either side of your home’s sunny entrance for a glorious show of color all summer long!