Althea is a deciduous, ornamental shrub more commonly referred to as Rose of Sharon. The shrub produces beautiful double purple blooms that look particularly stunning when planted in groups or for borders. Individual flowers stay open for 1-day and close at night. Since plants bloom on new growth, shaping or pruning can be done at any time.3/5(4). The Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea, is a deciduous, ornamental, hardy shrub. It brings a bit of tropic beauty to more temperate climates.
It is a member of the Hibiscus genus.
The beautiful purple color flowers that bloom make a beautiful sight to your landscape. Hummingbirds and butterflies love these bushtrim.buzzry: Current Specials. This purple Althea looks amazing as a single focal tree or planted in groups of 3 for extra color and impact. Plant althea bush purple in fall row of these beauties for a graceful and distinctive hedge. This compact flowering tree is the perfect centerpiece for any mixed bed or garden.
It is just to die for in a cottage garden!/5(14). Apr 09, Shrubs & Hedges. Ardens Rose of Sharon has robust lavender blooms. Ardens Althea has lavender double blooms with a deep red throat.Images shown are of mature plants. Size. Product Details. Mature Height: ft.5/5(14).
Jul 26, I got 12 seeds from a friend. They were from the bush, a purple with a magenta center. 9 of the 12 grew. I now have 6 after giving 3 away. Out of the 6, 3 are the purple with magenta center, one is a pale pink with the magenta center and one is pure white. One has not flowered. They are 3 years old and I have the seed pods from all the bushtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. Althea shrub can get feet tall and have a spread of feet. This plant flowers in late summer and is covered in blooms till fall.
Flower colors include red, pink, white, cream, purple, blue and lavender depending on the variety. Most bear simple, small, light-green leaves which are rhomboid, ovate in shape. For best bloom, Althea prefers full sun and well-drained soil. They are susceptible to fungal damage if not grown in full sun. Plant Details Pros: Attractive flowers Missing: Weston MA.