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Hibiscus Syriacus Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon The Hibiscus Syriacus Lavender Chiffon is also commonly called the Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon. It produces large lilac-pink flowers that measure 10 centimeters in diameter. The flowers start to appear in mid-summer and persist throughout the autumn months. Although each bloom only lasts a single day, the shrub produces a non-stop riot of flowers. Each blossom stands out in stark contrast against the ovate foliage. They attract a wide assortment of butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. It is an exceptionally useful shrub for the back of the border because of its height. The Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon grows with a rounded habit to a height of 240 to 360 cm with a width of 120 to 180 cm. Its abundant growth makes it a wonderful privacy screen.
Hibiscus Syriacus Lavender Chiffon belongs in the Chiffon series of Hibiscus. It was first developed by Dr. Roderick Woods, an amateur breeder from Cambridgeshire. His goal was to cultivate a truly outstanding pink flower, but he instead developed the double, anemone style Chiffon series of plants. Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon has lilac pink flowers.Other shrubs in the collection include Hibiscus Syriacus China Chiffon and Hibiscus Syriacus White Chiffon. Unlike many hibiscus cultivars, the Chiffon cultivars tolerate cold weather.
Plant Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon in full sun for the best blooms and plant growth. It prefers well-draining soil that is organically rich. The soil should be kept moderately moist to encourage the shrub to develop a dense root system. Unlike many flowering shrubs, it can tolerate poor soil, drought, humidity, excessive heat, and even salt spray. It is also highly deer resistant which makes it a favourite shrub for woodland gardens.
Prune Hibiscus Syriacus Lavender Chiffon in the early spring. It can be pruned back to the first three or four buds in the autumn to encourage larger and more robust flower production the following year.
The Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon should be a treasured addition to anyone’s garden. It won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society. There is little doubt that it will become a much admired show-stopping addition to your landscape.