Hibiscus Syriacus Blue Satin- Rose of Sharon

Description

‘Hibiscus syriacus Blue Satin’ –  Rose of Sharon

Flowers: ‘Blue Satin’ produces large, single, funnel-shaped flowers that typically measure about 3-4 inches in diameter. As the name suggests, the flowers have a rich blue color with a striking red-purple eye at the center. The blossoms usually appear in late summer and continue into fall, adding a burst of color to the garden when many other plants have finished blooming.

Foliage: The foliage of ‘Blue Satin’ consists of dark green, serrated leaves that are oval or lobed in shape. The leaves provide an attractive backdrop to the colorful flowers and create a lush appearance throughout the growing season.

Habit: This cultivar typically grows as a multi-stemmed shrub with an upright, spreading habit. It can reach heights of 8 to 12 feet and widths of 6 to 10 feet, depending on growing conditions and pruning.

Growing Conditions: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Satin’ thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry periods, especially when in bloom.

Landscape Use: ‘Blue Satin’ is commonly used in gardens and landscapes as a specimen plant, hedge, or screen. Its vibrant blue flowers and long blooming period make it a popular choice for adding color and interest to borders, foundation plantings, or mixed perennial beds.