Blue CHIFFON® Rose of Sharon

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 8-12' Width/Spread: 6-10'

Large puffed flowers would make Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon special enough, but the rich blue color sends it beyond that. It’s a valuable addition to the late summer garden where it stands out as a specimen or ties the entire space together with other blue-flowered shrubs or perennials. With a tolerance for clay soil, black walnut trees, deer, drought, and heat, it can bring beauty to many tough spots.

Why grow Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon?

  • Eye-catching true blue flowers
  • Easy care maintenance
  • Long bloom time


Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically, and long stems may bend more.

Soil: Enjoys any type of well-draining soil.

Water: Average water needs while establishing. Demonstrates good drought tolerance after its first year in the ground.

Fertilizing: Has a pretty high nutrient need. After its first year in the ground, apply a fertilizer each spring after the soil has thawed. Use a formula with a nutrient ratio that is highest in the middle number (# – # – #), this is Phosphorous and it will help the plant develop flowers. You can also wait to see what the bloom show is like and only apply fertilizer if you notice it beginning to produce less.

Pruning: Regular pruning is not necessary. It maintains a naturally graceful upright habit on its own. If any shaping is desired, do so in early spring.

Botanical Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' PP#20,574, CBR#3583


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun



Season of Interest



Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Rain Gardens


Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood


Dr. Roderick Woods, Cambridge, England, UK


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