Excellent choice. very cold hardy, beautiful long lasting flowers, produces lots of seeds, best blue color of any of the strain. If you like Hibiscus, you should switch to Rose of Sharon ""Hibiscus syriacus." they are heat tolerant and cold tolerant down to -20 F. Hibiscus syriacus are florabunda in most cases, once they start blooming they keep going. One drawback to Hibiscus syriacus since the are florabunda, continuously blooming you get a lot of falling blooms. However, there is not many prettier flowers so prolific that you can enjoy in the south for so long of a season.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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Unusual blue flowers for the late summer garden.
The Chiffon® series just got more exciting with the addition of this blue-flowered selection. It has the same vigorous growth and lacy blooms, but with large, single blue flowers. Each is adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom. Bold yet delicate, Blue Chiffon® is a star in the garden from late summer to fall. The distinctive flower color complements many popular late summer perennials.
Top reasons to grow Blue Chiffon rose of Sharon:
- Refined, rounded habit with soft, elegant stems
- Blue flowers with fluffy centers set few to no seeds
- Long bloomingBest SellerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:96 - 144 InchesSpacing:72 - 84 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Late season color for hedges, perennial or shrub borders, specimen and containers. This is a nice addition to the mixed border, and can also be used as a specimen plant for late summer interest. Excellent for hedging.Maintenance Notes:
Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in early spring if desired. Can be heavily pruned, but this is not usually necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.Blue Chiffon® Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' USPP 20,574, Can 3,583
Rev. John Kenneth MARSHALL Sr., Florida, United States, 1 week ago
Really great color, compact habitAdrian Soulié, France, 1 year ago
I planted an entire row of these, as they were advertised as good for a hedge and deer resistant. The deer ate them all down to a single bare twig. Pretty sure they are all dead.April Andrews, 1 year ago
This plant is beautiful. It had buds on it when I planted it and the plant started blooming. The flowers are gorgeous. HOWEVER, this plant is not deer resistant at all. Mine has been eaten down to the soil by deer. So now I've lost a shrub. Very disappointed about that.Goo, Maryland, United States, 6 years ago
I love this plant. I have it in blue and also in maroon. Its 5feet tall and has beautiful blue to purple flowers as they fade. I have several against the southern fence. I look foward to them blooming every yearjulie, California, United States, 8 years ago