Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharonBlue chiffon rose of sharon
Blue chiffon rose of sharon: First of all, this blue rose of sharon is also known as the hardy hibiscus that are known as the dinner plate hibiscus. Another common name for this species of  shrub is known as althea.
This plant is a deciduous flowering shrub.

In addition, blue hibiscus flowers adorn this plant from mid-summer into fall. The flower color is a beautiful violet blue.  As with other hibiscus flowers, a striking stamen protrudes from the centre.

Growing tips:
Blue Chiffon grows best in full sun to partial sun. It needs a well draining loamy soil, enriched with humus.

Landscaping ideas:

With its blue hibiscus flowers, this bush is attractive enough to be used on its own.
Plant several of the shrubs together along a border to form an ornamental hedge. This hedge can also be
used to create privacy in your garden.

Care of the rose of sharon:
To maintain moisture in the soil, mulch the shrubs. This will also maintain weed control.  These bushes are fairly tolerant of dry conditions once established.   If the leaves start to yellow, this is an indication of too much,
rather than too little water.

Pests and diseases:
Aphids and Japanese beetles commonly attack these plants. Spray with neem oil for the former.
Japanese beetles are best removed manually.  Some diseases to which these plants are susceptible can
be dealt with by removing infected parts before spreading can occur. These include leaf spot.

How to prune the blue chiffon rose of sharon:
Blue chiffon rose of sharon is normally pruned in late winter or early spring, as it is one of the shrubs that bloom on new wood. Sometimes pruning is not even necessary at all.

Wildlife that is attracted by this shrub:
Blue Chiffon is a plant that attracts butterflies. It attracts hummingbirds too.

Outstanding characteristics:
Attractive flowers are a hallmark of the species. Also there are numerous flowers at one specific time.
Because they are late summer flowering shrubs, these plants are able to offer color in late summer and early autumn, when many shrubs have long ceased blooming.

The most advantageous of all is that it has double hibiscus flowers. While the flowers are sometimes only
bluish at best when fully open, the closed blooms appear bluer than the open ones.
The fact that they are double is a major selling point.

Plant this shrub in your garden. It will be a focal point of discussion.

Blue chiffon rose of sharon


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