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!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone' USPP 12,619, Can PBRAF|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Lavender Chiffon™ Hibiscus
When planting your Lavendar 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.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart. At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.
Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.