It’s early September and so many of the bright spring and summer flowers have faded into memory.
Thank heaven for the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This hearty shrub offers late summer color. Blooms can be pink, purple, white, blue, red, even lavender, depending on the variety. If your garden space has lost its color pizzazz by mid-August, consider planting a Rose of Sharon this fall or next spring. The shrub is easy to grow and low maintenance. Best of all, it will provide great color and texture in the waning days of summer.
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