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Hibiscus syriacus Azurri Blue Satin® (Rose of Sharon)

Rose of Sharon Azurri Blue Satin®, Shrub Althea Azurri Blue Satin®, Hibiscus syriacus 'DVPazurri' PP20563

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Hibiscus syriacus Azurri Blue Satin®, Rose of Sharon Azurri Blue Satin®, Shrub Althea Azurri Blue Satin®, Flowering Shrub, Blue flowers, Blue Hibiscus

Hibiscus syriacus Azurri Blue Satin® (Rose of Sharon) is a bushy deciduous shrub of graceful habit, noted for its striking, true blue, single flowers adorned with a prominent red eye. Blooming continuously from midsummer to fall, each flower lasts about one day and stands out against the green foliage of broadly ovate leaves. A very useful, structural shrub for the back of the border.

  • Typically grows up to 8-12 ft. tall (240-360 cm) with a spread of 4-6 ft. (120-180 cm). This is a sterile cultivar that does not produce viable seed.
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, organically rich soils, but tolerates poor soils. Tolerant of drought, salt, heat and humidity.
  • Fairly pest and disease free. Watch for aphids, mealybugs and thrips. Deer resistant.
  • Plant in shrub borders for dramatic summer blooms. Great flowering shrub for foundation plantings, hedges or screens.
  • Prune to shape in spring. Pruning back to 2-3 buds in late winter may produce bigger blooms.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Rose of Sharon: How to Grow and Care with Success


Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus, is a deciduous shrub that produces showy, hollyhock-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. It is native to Asia and is popular for its late summer blooming season, drought tolerance, and low maintenance.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" - 84"
(180cm - 210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Painted Lady’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Fifth Dimension’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Cooperi’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Hula Girl’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ (Rose Mallow)
Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’ (Rose Mallow)

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Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ (Mock Orange)
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra (Red Mountain Spinach)
Rosa ‘Iceberg’ (Floribunda Rose)
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea (Moor Grass)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" - 84"
(180cm - 210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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