3'' bluish-lavender peony-like flowers are borne in summer on this vigorous upright to vase-shaped deciduous flowering shrub. A very uncommon combination of flower color and form of the popular Rose of Sharon.
The Rose of Sharon or Althea is an easily grown deciduous shrub that was a common pass along plant. This durable shrub is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types, is moderately drought tolerant once well established (though it will flower more with adequate moisture), and will provide many years of enjoyment with its procession of summer flowers.
Grows To: 8'H x 4-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Soil pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Moderate aerosol salt tolerance
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered
Native To / Cultivar Origin: China, India
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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml