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Blue Satin® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • 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
Salt Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
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
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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 winter or 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.

A strong-growing, clear blue single rose of Sharon.

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

  • This shrub performed exceptionally in its location for about 4 years; then one of my Fir trees situated next to the shrub grew larger, I decided to relocate my Blue Satin in the fall, when its blooming season was over; It was shocked but produced one or two more blooms; lost most of its leaves, but still showed it was alive the next spring; But it did succumb by the summer, being dug up was too much for my Blue Satin, when it was quite happy in its previous location.

    I have been looking for another Blue Satin ROSE OF SHARON, and will but 2 when I come across them again!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Flo MAckenzie
    RR # 2 Iroquois
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 weeks ago
  • This is an outstanding Hibiscus syriacus. It is a good, strong plant with a flower that is not only beautiful but sturdy and healthy-looking. I love altheas (rose of Sharon), and I love blue flowers. This is my answer to both.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Teresa A. See
    Houston
    Texas
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Cannot recommend. This plant is NOT Sterile. Reseeds in lawn and landscape beds.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Ed
    Lawrence
    Kansas
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Cannot recommend. This plant is NOT Sterile. Reseeds in lawn and landscape beds.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ed
    Lawrence
    Kansas
    United States
    2 years ago
  • The flower color and form are superb but the plant itself has been a bit slow to establish compared to other hibiscus I have grown. Mine is about four years old. If it doesn't turn out as large as some of the older cultivars that could be desirable.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Marina McShane
    Oregon
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Planted summer 2008 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Overwintered successfully by mulching crown of plant despite three successive nights of
    -32C temperatures. Minimal winter kill of branches. Bloomed great during summer of 2009. My favorite shrub

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Othmar Hartmann
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • These flowers are so beautiful, and I was quite pleased with the turnout for its first year of growth. I can't wait for this to turn into a large shrub full of blooms!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lindsey M.
    Virginia
    United States
    4 years ago
  • flower was pink, supplier suggested digging it up and returning it, alot of work for that

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Penny Terry
    Virginia
    United States
    4 years ago
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2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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