There's something about blue colored Rose of Sharon flowers in the summer that makes gardeners happy. With the introduction of 'Blue Chiffon'® from breeder Dr. Roderick Woods of England, America's summer happiness factor may soar! The exquisite blue flowers displayed by 'Blue Chiffon'® feature pleasing deep lavender-blue outer petals surrounding a lacy center of lighter lavender-blue petals giving it a semi-double appearance. The flower centers are accented with wine red color that streaks out from the veins of the petals. 'Blue Chiffon'® blooms profusely from July through September, is very tolerant of summer's heat and humidity and loves a sunny location. It will make a perfect old school summer specimen planting or a stunning border planting when grouped.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in late fall or early spring. Can be heavily pruned, but this is not usually necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. An additional dose of liquid fertilizer may be needed in summer.