What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.rose of sharon

Zone Annandale, VA 22003 | Anonymous added on September 18, 2017 | Answered

We planted a rose of Sharon this summer. It was putting out lovely blooms until about a week ago. There are many nice looking buds on the branches but the flower bud does not open up very far….not like it had been doing originally. Then, the flower looked like a hibiscus. Now, it is just a partially open bud.

What is wrong? What can I do?

Thank you.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on September 19, 2017

This is not an uncommon problem and it could be a number of things from drought, botrytis bud blight, thrips, rot during rainy summers and the shrub running out of energy. Do you fertilize mid-summer? It is too late for fertilizer now as plants are preparing for dormancy and storing energy in the roots. More on the subject here: https://www.purdue.edu/hla/sites/yardandgarden/rose-of-sharon/

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert