A tall, stiffly upright shrub with extremely showy flowers throughout summer; flowers are individually beautiful, light purple with a dark red center; a very adaptable plant, but prefers full sun, this variety is slightly hardier than the species
Minerva Rose of Sharon features bold lavender trumpet-shaped flowers with dark red throats along the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Minerva Rose of Sharon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
Minerva Rose of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;