Paraplu Adorned™ Rose of Sharon

Making a splash in the world of hibiscus, Paraplu Adorned rose of Sharon has foliage unlike any other. Its large, maple-shaped leaves emerge a bright chartreuse-yellow in the spring and over time develop an irregular green spot in the middle. This type of variegation is doubly eye-catching next to its light purple, two-toned flowers. With its nicely mounded habit and high contrast coloring, it will provide a lovely view all summer long in borders, along foundations, or even as a hedge.

Why grow Paraplu Adorned rose of Sharon?
– Interesting foliage in shape and color.
– Summer long flower show.
– Attracts pollinators.

Additional information

Dimensions 4 × 5 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Hibiscus syriacus 'Minpapan1'</i> ppaf, cbraf

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Variegated

Height

8-10'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Dry, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Covering Fences, Hedges, Mass Planting, Screening, Specimen

Features

Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Landscape plant

Blooms On

Old and new wood

Breeder

Hortival Diffusion of France

Plant Care

Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically and long stems may bend more.

Soil: Enjoys any type of well-draining soil.

Water: Average water needs while establishing. Demonstrates good drought tolerance after its first year in the ground.

Fertilizing: Has a pretty high nutrient need. After its first year in the ground, apply a fertilizer each spring after the soil has thawed. Use a formula with a nutrient ratio that is highest in the middle number (# – # – #), this is Phosphorous and it will help the plant develop flowers.

Pruning: Regular pruning is not necessary. It maintains a naturally graceful upright habit on its own. If any shaping is desired, do so in the early spring.