The Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is known as “Althea.” It is one of the wide varieties of Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis). It is a member of a vast genus of plants that may be tropical, perennial, or deciduous.
Hibiscus, in general, are often referred to by the common names Rose of China or Chinese Hibiscus. The flowers and foliage of H. syriacus and H. rosa-sinensis look quite similar, but there are many differences in the hardiness levels and ideal settings for each.
In this article, we will discuss those differences and explain the uses of the Rose of Sharon and Chinese Hibiscus. Read on to learn more.
Hibiscus Belong To The Mallow Family Of Plants
There are nearly 250 genera and more than 4000 species within the Malvaceae (mallow) family of plants. The various members grow wild in most tropical settings. However, they are not naturally occurring in cold