Althea

Click on links below to jump to that question.

  1. transplanting althea
  2. Althea bush
Asked by Anonymous on June 9, 2016
Transplanting Althea

When transplanting in season, do dead leaves signify a dead plant? A friend insisted on us digging up her althea and taking it to our house in the spring of this year. All of the leaves and blooms died and the plant looks dead. Can the adult shrub be revived?

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The Rose of Sharon is likely suffering from a bit of shock, which is normal as the plant acclimates. You can cut it back some to alleviate some of the stress so that the plant can focus its energy on root establishment. This article will help with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/flower/pruning-rose-of-sharon.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Moerman_d on August 3, 2017
Althea Bush

Why did my flowers on my Althea bush turn from solid white to white with purple throat?

ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

A white Rose of Sharon can produce flowers can change color, reverting to mauve or pink. They can revert or have changes due to the hybrid of this plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm

Was this answer useful?
00

Not finding what you're looking for?

Ask A Question