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'Helene' rose of sharon (althea)



'Helene' rose of sharon (althea)



HortScience 16(2): 226-227



Hibiscus syriacus, Helene, is a deciduous multistemmed, erect-growing shrub which will reach a height of 2.5 m in 9 years. The leaves are dark green, leathery, triangular or rhombic-ovate, 3-lobed and variously toothed. The solitary wide, campanulate flowers are 10-15 cm in diameter with waxy petals that are 6-8 cm long, 6-7 cm wide, and undulate to heavily ruffled and crinkled on the margin; there are also 3-20 twisted lanceolate petaloids.

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