Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionSummer is meant to be enjoyed, so add plants to your garden like Paraplu Violet® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus hybrid) that let you enjoy your summer without worrying about garden maintenance. Easy to care for and beaming with vivid cool-purple blooms, this rose of Sharon's blooms are luminous in the landscape. This long-blooming beauty keeps its show on all season so you can truly enjoy each flower to its fullest. Perfect as a specimen or a flowering hedge, this dreamy shrub adds grace and unique color to your landscape, no matter the application.DetailsBotanical name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Minsybv3s01' Paraplu Violet® Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Patient: PP 33,180 Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours/day) Height x width: 6-10' tall x 5' wide Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge, pollinator garden, cottage garden How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-draining soil, high fertility is ideal. Light: Will perform best if planted in full sun. Water: Has average water needs, but will not tolerate sogginess. Space: 5-6 feet apart Fertilizing: Has rather high fertility needs. It is best to fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose or flowering shrub fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required. Maintenance: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired. Note: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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From now on I only order plants from Great Garden Plants. Every plant that I received was in perfect condition. So far my plants are doing great.
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I got my first blooms a month after been planted. I think they will look exact to the ones in the web page when the plant gets mature. Right know I'm getting different ones each time, but she gives flowers every day!!!😁😁😁
plants are doing well.
This Rose of Sharon has the most beautiful flowers on it I have ever seen on any Rose of Sharon… the picture of it here doesn’t do it justice… it is even more saturated in person. Mine is about 3’ high now (bought it at the end of the season last year) and it has 100’s of flowers and buds on it. The purple on mine is darker than what the picture shows. I tried to post a picture here but when I click on the icon to add one nothing happens. I think I need to order more!
Plants arrived in great shape.
I ordered several of these last year and love them. So I ordered additional ones this year.