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Blue Satin® Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 96 - 144 Inches
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Blue Satin® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Sun 96 - 144

Features

Large blue flowers in late summer. May be pruned to shape in spring. Adaptable and easy to grow. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies.

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Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Garden Height: 
96 - 144 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid-Summer
Hardy Temperature: 
-20°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

An excellent Hardy Hibiscus for the landscape. Can be trained into a small tree. Excellent for use in mixed containers and then removed for fall planting. Good for hedging.

Maintenance Notes: 

Grows in any soil unless it is either very dry or very wet. Prune in late winteror early spring. Can be heavily pruned, although this is usually unnecessary. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. A supplemental dose of liquid fertilizer may be needed in mid-summer.

The large, single, rich blue flowers are certain to draw attention in any summer garden. Superior to 'Blue Bird', which is a weak growing plant, Blue Satin is a strong growing, uniform variety with rich color. Unusual blue flowers add a tropical touch to any landscape.

"I just purchased the Rose of Sharon "Blue Satin'. This is the most beautiful hibiscus that I have ever seen. Your plants are always superior. Thank you so much!" - S. Graff - NC

Blue Satin® Hibiscus syriacus 'Marina' PP: 12680
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2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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