LIL KIM® Violet

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

'SHIMRV24'

USPP 26,374; CBRAF

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Long blooming
  • Very floriferous
Description

Dwarf purple rose of Sharon! This purple form of the dwarf Lil' Kim® hibiscus, Lil' Kim Violet is perfect for containers and smaller gardens. It has the same compact habit but with plum-violet flowers accented by a red eye. Large flowers - up to 3" across - are very striking against the dark, glossy foliage and are held up by very strong stems. 

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Not finicky about soil - any well-drained site will do.

Pruning Regular pruning is not required. May be trimmed, pruned, or shaped as desired in early spring.

Uses Specimen; hedge; foundation plantings; mixed borders; screening.

Growing Tips Rose of Sharon generally has high fertility needs and may benefit from yearly applications of a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.