Starblast CHIFFON™ Rose of Sharon

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

Kick off rose of Sharon season earlier with this dainty-looking beauty. Starblast Chiffon’s flowers arrive earlier and keep showing up for longer than many others. Each large bloom is detailed with dark pink and red lines that highlight the ruffled, doubled centers. As the flowers pepper its jagged, healthy green foliage its artistic aesthetic shines. If you’re on a hunt to bring interesting texture into your garden, you’ve definitely found the right plant! Although it looks delicate, it actually performs really well in harsh environments, through drought, deer, and heat.

Why grow Starblast Chiffon rose of Sharon?
– Highly detailed blooms
– Performs well in tough environments
– Low seed set


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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.

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

Botanical Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'Rwoods6' PP#30,270; CBRAF

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Pink, White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

8-12'

Width/Spread

5-8'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Hedges, Mass Planting, Screening, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant

Blooms on

New wood

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