Blue Bird Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird' (Grafted)
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Black Walnut Tolerant|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Companion Plants||Viburnum (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Potentilla (Potentilla); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The species name, syriacus indicates the belief that the Arabian plant originated in Syria, but is in fact an Asian plant.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.