Large, showy blooms. Absolutely beautiful! I'm happy I made this purchase choice.
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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Proven Winners no longer offers this plant; the information on this page is for reference only. It has been replaced with Purple Satin® rose of Sharon, which has the same rich color but is seedless, so will not spread itself around your garden.Award WinnerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:96 - 144 InchesSpacing:72 - 84 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Violet with a red eyeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade: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:LandscapeUses Notes:
An excellent hardy hibiscus for the landscape. Can be trained into a small tree. Excellent for use in mixed container and then removed for fall garden planting. Good for the mixed border or as a hedge/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, but is usually not necessary. 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.Violet Satin® Hibiscus syriacus 'Floru' USPP 12,196
Joan BIowaUnited States4 years ago
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