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Peppermint Smoothie Althea™ PP26551- Rose of Sharon

Peppermint Smoothie Althea™ PP26551- Rose of Sharon

(Malvaceae Hibiscus Syriacus Peppermint Smoothie)
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    More about Peppermint Smoothie Althea...

    Noteworthy Characteristics

    There’s nothing better than a summertime smoothie and our NEW collection of Smoothie Altheas is no exception! Althea, also known as Rose of Sharon, are way under-used shrubs or small trees that feature gorgeous, peony-like, double-blooms with ice cream colored flowers mid summer into fall. So, right about when crape myrtle finish flowering the Altheas are just getting started! Who can pass that up? Take advantage of this and other late summer flowering shrubs to keep your landscaping colorful in the dog days of July, August & September.

    Peppermint Smoothie™ features beautiful, double, bi-colored red and pink peppermint blooms from mid to late summer. Flowers attract butterflies

    Uses

    Growing 6 to 8 feet in height with a 4-5 foot spread, Peppermint Smoothie™ Althea fits perfectly in smaller gardens and garden spaces. Its attractive and plentiful blooms make it capable of holding its own as a specimen, which can be used as a focal point anywhere in the landscape, to accentuate an entryway, or to frame in a corner of a one-story home or other structure. Althea can also be used in small groupings in larger landscape beds or as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall). One's ability to shape the plant also makes the shrub a prime candidate for hedges. But since Althea is deciduous, it makes an effective privacy hedge only in summer.

    Culture & Care Tips

    Althea is highly adaptable, super heat tolerant, and exceptionally easy to grow. It easily adapts to various soil types, pHs, drought, pollution, etc. We suggest growing them in full sun to part shade. They are perfect for hedges, beds, borders and mass plantings. As a heat-lover, this shrub is a treat for southern gardeners who crave plants that can stand up to summer's heat. The plant is quite drought-tolerant when established. In fact, if your Althea has yellow leaves, it could be due to over-watering. 


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    Most Helpful Reviews

    The plant was of great quality.

    May 26th 2015
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    by - Jackson, Mississippi

    I am really enjoying the quality of my althea. I thought it was in great condition and of wonderful quality when it was shipped to me; it hasn't bloomed yet but it is sporting new growth which looks healthy. Spencer Young, an employee which I spoke with , was kind and helpful. Your site offers a lot of variety. The photos and descriptions are very clear. I enjoy looking at the different plant selections that this company has to offer. Darylle Buckley

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Darylle - Thanks for taking the time to porvide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your . We're happy to hear you were pleased with the Peppermint Smoothie Althea. We absolutely love this new series of double flowering Althea and have all varieties of the Smoothie collection in our gardens. We are avid gardeners ourselves and major plant enthusiasts such as yourself. That's why you'll find so much variety on Gardener Direct. Our selection is ever-growing because if we see a new plant we like we can't help but start growing and offering it to our customers. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Peppermint Smoothie Althea

    March 5th 2015
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    by - Terre Haute, Indiana

    The plant was dormant when I received it, but it had been trimmed to a nice shape. It was also a lot bigger than I expected and is already breaking dormancy and the leaves look very healthy. I will keep ordering from them.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Suzanne - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're glad to hear you were pleased with the quality and size of the Althea we shipped. The new Smoothie Series have some remarkable double blooms and they keep coming over a long period of time! We got to see them ourselves last summer for the first time and were hooked. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Good Growing!

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