• Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'
  • Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'
  • Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu', Syrian Ketmia, Rose Mallow, St Joseph's Rod
Size: ex 3L pot- Large

Availability: In stock

£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Superb lavender-blue flowers throughout summer
  • Oak-like foliage appearing late in Spring
  • Hardy shrub
  • Sheltered sunny aspect
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Description

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bell' or 'Oiseux Bleu' as it is sometimes called, is, in my opinion, the finest of all the Rose of Sharon cultivars. A stunning lavender-blue with a deep cerise centre, the flowers are produced in succession from July through to autumn. The foliage is large and lobed and often doesn't appear until late Spring. Although fully hardy, Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bell', should be fleeced if a late frost is forecast. Frost damage to young leaf growth or developing buds will set the plant back at least a month and can easily be avoided by simply covering the plant.

Tolerant of a wide range of soils, Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird' does best in a fertile, well-drained soil and although it appreciates plenty of watering and feeding during the growing season, it is tolerant of drought conditions.

Additional Information

Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae
Sub-Family Malvoideae
Synonyms Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu', Althaea frutex, Hibiscus arborescens, Hibiscus chinensis, Hibiscus floridus, Hibiscus rhombifolius, Hibiscus syriacus var. micranthus, Hibiscus syriacus var. syriacus, Ketmia arborea, Ketmia syriaca, Ketmia syrorum
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar. Type species from Asia
Cultivation Full sun. Fertile, well-drained soil, Warm, sheltered, sunny location. Water well throughout the summer and apply liquid fertilser. Prune to shape
Eventual Height 3m
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Hardy. Deciduous. Protect new growth from late frosts

Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu', Syrian Ketmia, Rose Mallow, St Joseph's Rod
Size: ex 3L pot- Large

Availability: In stock

£14.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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