Rose of Sharon plants are at home in any garden. These hard-working shrubs bloom during the heat of the summer, adding much-needed color in the mid level of the garden, above blooming annuals. Rose of Sharon shrubs are in the hibiscus family and have the same colorful trumpet-shaped flowers that tropical hibiscus have, only these shrubs are hardy to zone 5.
If deer are a problem in your area, Rose of Sharon plants are a must-have. They grow best in full sun and well drained, moderately-moist soil. Birds and butterflies love the flowers.