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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2016

Q. 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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2016
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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

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Asked by
Moerman_d on
August 3, 2017

Q. Althea bush

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 12, 2017
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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

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