Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Lavender Chiffon'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: syriacus (seer-ee-AK-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Chiffon
Additional cultivar information:(PP12619, aka Lavender Chiffon, Notwoodone)
Hybridized by Woods
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California

Bartow, Florida

Deland, Florida

Swansea, Massachusetts

Cleveland, Mississippi

Saint Peters, Missouri

Metuchen, New Jersey

Kernersville, North Carolina

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Yukon, Oklahoma

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 13, 2004, deedeeb from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Remember, this is not a tropical Hibiscus. Lavendar Chiffon grows beautifully in Central Florida. I love the blooms, but couldn't grow it well in the heat of S. Florida, where growing tropical Hibiscus comes naturally. This was one of the first plants I purchased, along with White Chiffon, when I moved to DeLand,