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Lavender Chiffon® Hibiscus syriacus

  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
12' 6' 3.7m 1.8m
Height: 8' - 12'
Spread: 4' - 6'
Height: 2.4m - 3.7m
Spread: 1.2m - 1.8m
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  • Details

    96 - 144 Inches
    72 - 84 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    2.4m - 3.7m
    1.8m - 2.1m
    1.2m - 1.8m


    This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Dark Lavender Chiffon®

    Easy-to-grow summer color!

    Large, single lavender flowers are adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom. Beautiful for use in a mixed container, or incorporated into a mixed border.  A mass planting will create an easy-to-grow privacy screen with lots of summer color. Like all of the Chiffon® series, it has soft, graceful stems and a useful rounded habit.

    Top reasons to grow Lavender Chiffon rose of Sharon:

    • Purple blooms have a fluffy center that makes them extra showy
    • Reliable flowering
    • Long blooming
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    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    96 - 144 Inches 2.4m - 3.7m
    72 - 84 Inches 1.8m - 2.1m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    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: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Good for Screening
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Great large shrub for landscape use, young plants can be used in containers but will need to be moved to the landscape as they mature. Also incredible when pruned into a small tree. This is a great addition to the mixed border, or can be a nice specimen.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Blooms in summer. Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in early spring if desired. Prefers medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. 

    Lavender Chiffon® Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone' USPP 12,619
  • 15 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I bought this cultivar at Lowe's about 10 years ago. It has bloomed reliably every year. However, it drops seeds everywhere and new seedlings come up the following spring! What a mess it creates... The plant description says it "produces few to no seeds" and that is completely wrong! Do these growers even know the plants that they sell? To Tasha of North Carolina, altheas are deer-resistant ... but only when they are mature. Deer browse just about anything even plants they don't like. They are especially destructive to young tender plants. The young altheas need to be caged or protected until they reach a certain size. After that deer leave them alone. This is speaking from experience.

      , 2 years ago
    • If you have deer problems, DO NOT PURCHASE!!! I purchased 3 of these lavender chiffon. Excited about the pretty bloom show I thought I was going to receive. After having them in the ground for a few days, I noticed the plants getting thin. I had no idea what the issue was until I inspected the plants closer only to realize they were being eaten. I sprayed liquid fence, placed Irish spring soap around each plant and nothing worked. Even tried the cayenne pepper spray and I think I did more harm to myself. The deer ate and ate until there were just stalks left. I am sooooo disappointed. These plant are definitely NOT deer resistant!

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • It’s beautiful! First bloom showing through this morning and can’t wait for the rest to bloom.

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • First time I've grown this lavender hibiscus. Because I'm in Houston with the beastly summer heat and humidity, I have it in a container on east side of house., It has multiple blooms. Love love love!

      Kathy Smith
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • i love the lavender chiffon rose of sharon. we are looking for more. thank you so much

      marjorie bowen
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • i love the lavender chiffon rose of sharon. we are looking for more. thank you so much

      marjorie bowen
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • The plant was well formed and growing strong in my backyard when we moved into our house. It is beautiful and attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We look forward to its bloom every year. In fact, we like this plat so much, we've decided to add one to the front yard too!

      , California
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • One of my favorite shrubs! The abundant flower display from June to September is absolutely beautiful! It is one of the last shrubs to leaf out in the spring, but the show it puts on in summer more than makes up for that. The only problem I've had with this shrub is when it gets about 5 ft, it gets top heavy and the harsh winter winds have made it lean, but we just straightened it up and staked it and it has been fine since then.

      Sara Long
      , 12 years ago
    • I have 2 Rose of Sharon treees in my front yard. I love them, and was considering purchasing another 1-2 plants. The flowers attract hummingbirds and bumblebees. I had to severely prune one of the trees last year--it had started to grow at a slant and was hitting my windows and side of my house. It grew back beautifully by this Summer. I enjoyed its blooms until a couple of weeks ago. These plants love the sun, and survived a brutal Summer where temperatures exceeded 100 degrees for over 2 weeks each day.

      Mary B.
      , 12 years ago
    • Penny Schneider
      , 12 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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