Lil' Kim® Violet Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'SHIMRV24' PP #26,374; CPBRAF
Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
|Description||A profusion of large, vibrant blooms on a dwarf variety perfectly suited to containers and smaller gardens. These stunning red-violet blooms accented with a deep red eye are on a compact plant with strong stems with and dark glossy foliage that is heat and drought tolerant, when established. Works well as a small flowering hedge. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderately fast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This hardy dwarf shrub is an important source of late-summer color in cottage gardens, beds and borders. Use in romantic country gardens or cutting borders. Makes a very good low hedge to screen undesirable objects such as utilities or crawl space openings. Set at the back or middle of the bed to combine with other flowering shrubs that blossom earlier in the season.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
|Care||Adaptable to most well-drained soils except very wet or dry. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Blooms on new wood; pruning is rarely needed but may be done in early spring to shape.|
|Lore||Hibiscus syriacus is a long-lived 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.