I have a rose of sharon that suddenly appeared on the side of our garage this summer. It was never there before, and I just love the plant. My sister-in-law gave us a large cutting off her rose of sharon. Not many roots came with it. Is there something I can do to encourage more rooting to grow? Should I go ahead and plant it now as is? HELP ... I love the plant and want another one in my yard.
Rose of Sharon
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Yes, you can promote additional root formation and also allow the plant to become more established in a pot before planting. See these articles for how: