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Blue Bird Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird' (Grafted)

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08399
Considered the best blue-flowered variety, this grafted selection has improved vigor over own-root plants. The abundant, showy violet-blue single blossoms each have a dramatic, dark eye. The upright, vase-shape with handsome foliage makes an ideal shrub for use as a hedge, foundation plant, or specimen plant, providing reliable summer color. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
LoreThe species name, syriacus indicates the belief that the Arabian plant originated in Syria, but is in fact an Asian plant.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA beautiful large flowering shrub that makes an outstanding background for beds and mixed borders. Spreads out generously along fence lines and fills in foundation planting along large barren walls. A natural for shrub borders and island planting. Perfect candidate for English cottage gardens or American country and colonial style landscapes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Potentilla (Potentilla); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox)

Adaptable to most well-drained soils except very wet or dry. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to shape or promote vigorous new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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