Hibiscus Pollypetite®

Dwarf Rose of Sharon

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Plant Code: HIPO

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With her impeccable manners and compact rounded habit, this petite selection is perfect for borders and foundation plantings. Large lavender-pink, lightly-ruffled flowers nestle against the dark green maple-leaf-shaped foliage. Little to no seeding.

Slow to break dormancy in spring, but worth the wait! H. Pollypetite™ blooms on new wood. Developed by Polly Hill at the arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 4-5' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Lavender/Silver
Accent: Pink
Patent: Pending 'Rosina'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Hibiscus General Information

Hibiscus are very useful for the late summer to early fall bloom. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils except very wet or very dry sites. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Hibiscus Plant Care

Pruning can be done in late spring. If desired (but usually not necessary) Rose of Sharon can be heavily pruned by removing undesired stems at ground level. Shaping is okay when desired.