Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 6-10' x 4-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Hedge / Pollution Tolerant

Container Sizes: #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 2-24, H1

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

A Bit More

A cultivar developed by the National Arboretum in the 1970s, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ produces ruffled, pink blossoms with dark red eyes from summer to fall. These large, five-petal flowers grow to 4” in diameter and feature a showy center of stamens. ‘Aphrodite’ is deciduous and grows smaller than the species, usually reaching 8’ in height. Its lush green foliage is as large as its flowers, growing 4” long. For best results, plant ‘Aphrodite’ is full sun to part shade and provide regular water and good drainage. May be susceptible to leaf spots and rusts. Use Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ as a screen, border or specimen foundation plant.

A Bit More

A cultivar developed by the National Arboretum in the 1970s, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ produces ruffled, pink blossoms with dark red eyes from summer to fall. These large, five-petal flowers grow to 4” in diameter and feature a showy center of stamens. ‘Aphrodite’ is deciduous and grows smaller than the species, usually reaching 8’ in height. Its lush green foliage is as large as its flowers, growing 4” long. For best results, plant ‘Aphrodite’ is full sun to part shade and provide regular water and good drainage. May be susceptible to leaf spots and rusts. Use Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ as a screen, border or specimen foundation plant.