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  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Rose of Sharon

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A flowering shrub originating from East Asia with it's name coming from the Valley of Sharon in Palestine, as mentioned in the Bible. A hardy and long lived shrub which can grow from 6 to 12 feet and is eventually covered in 4 inch wide pinkish/purple blooms, which are very attractive to beneficial insects and butterflies. Medicinally, the leaves and flowers make a soothing tea, which is high in anti-oxidants. The root bark has been used in TCM as an antifungal remedy, and for diahrrea. The essential oil has numerous properties including anti-bacterial, anti-viral and helps with cell regeneration. Widely tolerant of most soils. The Rose of Sharon needs full sun and minimal water once established. It is an easy to grow shrub that brings a lot long lasting color to the herb-scape. Hardy. Perennial Shrub.

Latin Name Hibiscus Syriacus
 
 
 
 
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