Imagine a deer at dinner, eating shish kebabs, cleaning off the skewer in one try, like a cartoon. That’s how I imagine the deer eating my rose of Sharons. I can disguise them well, but not completely. They must be divine. Samesies for my quince.
Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Unusual blue flowers for the late summer garden.
The Chiffon® series just got more exciting with the addition of this blue-flowered selection. It has the same vigorous growth and lacy blooms, but with large, single blue flowers. Each is adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom. Bold yet delicate, Blue Chiffon® is a star in the garden from late summer to fall. The distinctive flower color complements many popular late summer perennials.
Blue Chiffon rose of Sharon is featured in our "Indigo Gal" magazine ad.
Top reasons to grow Blue Chiffon rose of Sharon:
- Refined, rounded habit with soft, elegant stems
- Blue flowers with fluffy centers set few to no seeds
- Long bloomingBest SellerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:96 - 144 InchesSpacing:72 - 84 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
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).Maintenance 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:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Late season color for hedges, perennial or shrub borders, specimen and containers. This is a nice addition to the mixed border, and can also be used as a specimen plant for late summer interest. Excellent for hedging.Maintenance Notes:
Get all the details you need to grow rose of Sharon like an expert in our Ultimate Rose of Sharon Growing Guide.
Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in early spring if desired. Can be heavily pruned, but this is not usually necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.Blue Chiffon® Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' USPP 20,574, Can 3,583
18 Reviews5134232211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Maggie, North Carolina, United States, 2 years ago
We bought this plant on a sidewalk sale of a grocery store and didn't have a lot of hope for it since we are in a Cleveland Ohio suburb and this is a Hibiscus. We planted this tree/bush at the corner of our house about ten years ago and it remains maintenance free with the exception of having to trim it back because it is such a vigorous grower. Deer have destroyed most things in our yard, and it's possible they may snack on this plant but it doesn't phase it - this plant is about 10 feet tall (was about 3 feet tall when we bout it) and just keeps going. I highly recommend this for colder climates looking for a hardy bloomer!Cleveland Weather, Ohio, United States, 2 years ago
Tagalonger, Florida, United States, 2 years ago
Excellent choice. very cold hardy, beautiful long lasting flowers, produces lots of seeds, best blue color of any of the strain. If you like Hibiscus, you should switch to Rose of Sharon ""Hibiscus syriacus." they are heat tolerant and cold tolerant down to -20 F. Hibiscus syriacus are florabunda in most cases, once they start blooming they keep going. One drawback to Hibiscus syriacus since the are florabunda, continuously blooming you get a lot of falling blooms. However, there is not many prettier flowers so prolific that you can enjoy in the south for so long of a season.Rev. John Kenneth MARSHALL Sr., Florida, United States, 3 years ago
Really great color, compact habitAdrian Soulié, France, 4 years ago
I planted an entire row of these, as they were advertised as good for a hedge and deer resistant. The deer ate them all down to a single bare twig. Pretty sure they are all dead.April Andrews, 5 years ago
This plant is beautiful. It had buds on it when I planted it and the plant started blooming. The flowers are gorgeous. HOWEVER, this plant is not deer resistant at all. Mine has been eaten down to the soil by deer. So now I've lost a shrub. Very disappointed about that.Goo, Maryland, United States, 9 years ago
I love this plant. I have it in blue and also in maroon. Its 5feet tall and has beautiful blue to purple flowers as they fade. I have several against the southern fence. I look foward to them blooming every yearjulie, California, United States, 11 years ago