Purple Rose of Sharon

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  • Purple Rose of Sharon
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Purple Rose of Sharon is a popular name for various flowering plants prized in different parts of the world.


 It's also a biblical term, albeit identifying the plant in question is a point of contention among biblical scholars. It does not refer to real roses in either scenario; however, one species it alludes to is a Rosaceae member in modern usage.

The name's informal usage has been given an example of popular names' lack of specificity, leading to misunderstanding. "Rose of Sharon" has become a famous catchphrase in poetry and music.


 While the name Purple Pillar accurately depicts the plant's function in the garden, the botanical name Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago' lends it a romantic aspect. 

 It will be the center point of your garden with its purple blossoms with rich red splashes that attract pollinators. Purple Pillar will still give an aesthetic element to the landscape even if it loses its leaves in the winter.


Purple Rose of Sharon blooms from summer to fall and thrives in moderate water and soil conditions when planted in full sun.

It is hardy in zones 5a through 9b. Thus it may be grown practically anyplace in the United States! Pruning is minimal. Therefore, it's a plant that doesn't require much attention.



Purple Pillar is a tall plant that grows 10-16 feet tall and just 2-3 feet wide! It is a plant that may be used as a focal point in the garden and as a hedge to surround it. It can also be used as a screen to provide the house with some seclusion. It can be used as a thriller in a container or mass plantings to create its pollinator refuge.


 Purple Pillar rose of Sharon flowers is semi-double, meaning they contain two or more layers of petals, but the stamens and pistil are still visible in the middle.


It is best to full sun to light shade in the afternoon. A well-ventilated space produces the most incredible flowers and robust stems and is the best habitat for disease prevention. Keep an eye out for the hot, sweltering afternoon sun, which can burn the vegetation and give wind protection.



Purple Rose of Sharon seeds can be cultivated indoors and then transferred

The potted plants purchased from a nursery are more usual. Set the plant in a hole twice the width of the pot. Ensure the plant's crown is just above or at the soil line. Backfill the hole and give it a good watering.


The Purple rose of Sharon grows up to 16 feet tall with a width of 2 to 3 feet and has a tight columnar form. You can maintain this shape without pruning. The natural form of this type makes it ideal for use as a tall, narrow screen or hedge, as a place marker at the entrance to a bed or the end of a row, or in a tight area among other shrubs and blooming perennials. 



Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: Summer

Fall Color: Yellow

Mature Height: 8 to 12 ft.

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 5 to 9

Shipped as: Bareroot

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