The Althea or Rose of Sharon attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers typically bloom summer to fall. These are great for borders, hedges and screens or planted in a container on a patio. The Althea can grow up to 12 feet tall and average a 6-10 feet wide spread. They need full sun to part shade. They are deciduous.
Prune the Althea in late fall or winter after the leaves drop or early spring before buds form. Fertilize it in spring and fall.
A wide variety of plants from common shrubs (such as hydrangeas, hollies, roses, Japanese maples, conifers and cypress) to branded shrubs (Southern Living, Proven Winners, Encore, Monrovia and First Editions) are waiting for you at Warren Family Garden Center.
Even though we have many types of plants, we are constantly searching for and finding new plants. Recently, we discovered the Tractor Seat or Giant Leopard plant and the Eyeball or Toothache plant.
Spring bulbs are for summer flowers. Fall bulbs are for spring flowers. That's a little confusing. On bulbs, you have to think ahead a little bit but what a welcome surprise when they bloom. They bring unexpected joy so plant a little joy in your life. (Don’t forget to plant your tulips between Thanksgiving and Christmas.)