Parent: Hibiscus syriacus
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 5 to 8' tall, 4 to 6' wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Upright habit, freely branching, dense and bushy. Lavender flowers, semi-double. Tolerates clay soil and deer resistant. Drought tolerant.
Originated from an open-pollination breeding program in England. Patent application filed in 2000 by Roderick Ian Woods of Great Shelford, England. Introduced to commerce in 1997.
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I purchased a 4" pot from Park Seed in June 2013 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds Garden. Rabbits and/or deer decimated it so in August I potted it up and replanted it in the Around The Pool garden in autumn. It did well in 2014 until late summer when it suddenly lost all its leaves. The base of the trunk had been eaten and it died.