Althea – Minerva


Zones 5-8

  • Clear




The Minerva Althea (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’), A.K.A. Rose of Sharon, is one of America’s favorite flowering shrubs. A vigorous, upright, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 8-12’ tall with a spread of 4-7′. It may be trained as a small tree or espalier. Showy, hollyhock-like, 5-petaled flowers appear over a long, early-summer to fall bloom period. Each flower has a prominent and showy center staminal column. Palmately-veined, coarsely-toothed, three-lobed, medium green leaves are attractive during the growing season but produce no fall color. Altheas are easy to grow; preferring a well-drained moist soil. Maintenance is minimal requiring little or no pruning. Insect and disease problems are little to none. Quite drought tolerant when established.

Full sun to partial shade is recommended.

Zones 5-8

Additional information

Select Size

1-2 ft Bare-Root, 2-3 ft Bare-Root, 3-4 ft Bare-Root