Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus
Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus
Lacy Lavender Flowers Attract Butterflies!
- Tropical and warm look
- Low maintenance
- Deer resistant
- Lovely screening shrub
|Mature Height||6-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
Looking for an easy shrub that flowers and looks great anywhere? The Lavender Chiffon® Hibiscus is just that!
The Lavender Chiffon® Hibiscus is a hardy shrub that is versatile in the landscape. Use in groups or as a specimen or anchor plant to add great texture and color. Try planting in masses for a gorgeous privacy screen that flowers!
The Lavender Chiffon® Hibiscus attracts butterflies! Its full, lacy lavender blooms are unforgettable to humans and butterflies!
We suggesting pruning in late fall or early spring. You can heavily prune if you like but it is not necessary. Plant in any soil type and be sure to keep your Lavender Chiffon® watered. Fertilize with our special slow release fertilizer early spring and again mid summer for spectacular growth and color.
This Hibiscus is easy to grow, deer resistant, and attracts butterflies!
Where Should I Plant A Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus?
This shrub is adaptable to a variety of soils and thrives in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. This shrub looks great in a mass plantings, as a hedge, or a border plant.
When Does This Hibiscus Bloom?
From late summer to the fall with each flower blooming for about a day.
How Fast Does This Shrub Grow?
The lavender chiffon is known to be a fast growing shrub that grows to be a 6-8 feet in height with a 4-6 foot spread.
When planting your Lavander Chiffon Rose of Sharon Hibiscus be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant this shrub, but as long as you avoid extreme temperatures, especially in mild climates, you can plant throughout the year.
The Lavendar Chiffon® Hibiscus requires full sun and is adaptable to a variety of well-drained soils. Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first few months after planting. If you encounter flower drop or only a small crop of flowers it is more likely to be a lack of water than it is a lack of fertilizer. Mulching 2-3 inches deep is recommended for hibiscus. Mulching will cut back on watering needs, prevent weeds, and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Choose a balanced slow release fertilizer, like what we carry. Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in midsummer for best results. If you have a nutrient rich soil, skip the midsummer dose of fertilizer. Avoid overfertilizing your Hibiscus. This can cause blooms to never open and even encourage aphids, one of the few pests of Hibiscus. You don’t need to prune this Rose of Sharon, but of you need to remove dead or crowded branches or control size prune in late winter or early spring.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat aphids and whitefly naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Generally, treating fungal issues after infection isn't effective so if you have problems in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.
Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.
For additional options, be sure to browse our Hibiscus collection.
*This annual is not eligible for our year warranty.