I planted my tiny shrub that came in a quart size pot last October. It leafed out well starting in April (zone 8b) along with the other PW Rose-of-Sharon that I bought locally in 2 and 3 gallon pots). The first of the 3 to bloom (July 19th) was this little Violet Paraplu! It is only 13" tall but has 20 buds on it already. I took off a star because it has been fussy about watering. I check the soil dampness of each shrub before watering and water individually as needed. Initially it seemed to be getting pale so I backed off a little with watering. The foliage darkened up some but when the buds started forming they were yellowing and dropping while the larger shrubs' did not. I am now trying to walk the watering tightrope to find a balance this one is happy with. Hopefully it will be less fussy as it gets larger. But it has beautiful blossoms! I would definitely buy it again. I tried to add a photo, but the form wouldn't accept it.
Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus x
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).
When summer comes, you should be outdoors, enjoying your flowers - and that's exactly what Paraplu Violet hibiscus allows you to do! This easy-care hybrid rose of Sharon boasts extra-large flowers and positively extraordinary color. Its cool blue-violet blooms have a glowing, almost iridiscent effect, especially in the mornings and evenings. You have to see it for yourself to believe it! Like its sister plant, Paraplu Pink Ink hibiscus, it blooms for weeks on end without you having to lift a finger.
Top reasons to plant Paraplu Violet rose of Sharon:
- Flowers are larger and showier than conventional roses of Sharon.
- Elegant, graceful habit that moves in the breeze - not stiff and awkward like other roses of Sharon.
- Low maintenance and long blooming so you can enjoy the season.Long BloomingAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 96 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-violetFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Roses of Sharon are large plants that are best left plenty of space to produce maximum blooms. They make a colorful hedge or specimen.Maintenance Notes:
Thanks to their naturally graceful habit, Paraplu roses of Sharon don't require much pruning. If you wish to prune them, however, early spring is the best time to do so. Note that rose of Sharon is quite late to leaf out in spring, so be patient with it.
We recommend full sun for rose of Sharon for the maximum amount of blooming and best color, but it can grow and flower reasonably well in partially shaded spots.Paraplu Violet® Hibiscus x 'Minsybv3s01' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Christine Frye, Washington, United States, 16 weeks ago
A small quart sized plant was planted on June 20th in soil amended with mushroom compost. New leaf and stem growth began immediately. It began blooming approximately August 1st. On September 8th the plant measured an impressive 21 1/2 inches tall and 11 inches wide. It displayed three vivid violet blooms. There were 16 buds, seven of which were showing color. Six of the last seven blooms measured four inches in diameter!. My take-Paraplu Violet Rose of Sharon Hibiscus is a WINNER!Art Hilker, Wisconsin, United States, 1 year ago
In the first two weeks something ate the leafs and then I saw rabbits keep eating... but it grow new leafs and became bigger and strong (was a quart size when arrived). Now it’s blooming with gorgeous flowers!Louisa, 1 year ago
Plant arrived small, but that's ok because rose of sharon grow fast. It was very healthy, and started putting out new leaves right away. Now its covered in buds, and the first one opened yesterday! What a show! Absolutely gorgeous color! :-)Tina, 1 year ago