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Lavender chiffon hibiscus
Plant Care Instructions By Proven Winners

A whole new look for Rose of Sharon! Arriving in late summer, LAVENDER CHIFFON’s large, single lavender flowers, adorned with a lacy center, create an anemone-like bloom. Beautiful for use in a mixed container or border, as a specimen plant, and is also incredible when pruned into a small tree! It is adaptable, deer resistant, and a cinch to grow.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :
USDA Zones : 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • February
    • Prune

        Prune in late winter/early spring. Can be heavily pruned although this is usually unnecessary.

  • March
    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

    • Prune

        Prune in late winter/early spring. Can be heavily pruned although this is usually unnecessary.

    • Mulch

        Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

  • April
    • Buy

        Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    • Plant

        For those of you in Zone 6, plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

    • Mulch

        Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

  • May
    • Buy

        Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    • Plant

        Plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • June
    • Buy

        It isn't too late to add to your garden. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    • Plant

        June isn't too late to add new plants to your garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • July
    • Fertilize

        A second application of fertilizer in mid-summer may be needed for LAVENDER CHIFFON. You can find liquid feed fertilizers specifically formulated for flowing shrubs at your local garden center.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • August
    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • September
    • Buy

        Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    • Plant

        Planting flowering shrubs now is a great time to get a jump on next year's garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Save the application of a granular slow-release fertilizer for spring to avoid the initiation of tender new growth. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

    • Mulch

        Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

  • October
    • Buy

        Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    • Plant

        Planting flowering shrubs now is a great time to get a jump on next year's garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Save the application of a granular slow-release fertilizer for spring to avoid the initiation of tender new growth. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

    • Water

        As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

    • Prune

        Do not prune.

    • Mulch

        Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

  • November
    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • December
    • Prune

        Do not prune.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

            • May

              Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

            • June

              It isn't too late to add to your garden. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

            • September

              Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

            • October

              Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • April

              For those of you in Zone 6, plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

            • May

              Plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

            • June

              June isn't too late to add new plants to your garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

            • September

              Planting flowering shrubs now is a great time to get a jump on next year's garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Save the application of a granular slow-release fertilizer for spring to avoid the initiation of tender new growth. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

            • October

              Planting flowering shrubs now is a great time to get a jump on next year's garden! Choose a sunny location with well drained soil for LAVENDER CHIFFON. Save the application of a granular slow-release fertilizer for spring to avoid the initiation of tender new growth. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
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            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

              • April

                Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

              • July

                A second application of fertilizer in mid-summer may be needed for LAVENDER CHIFFON. You can find liquid feed fertilizers specifically formulated for flowing shrubs at your local garden center.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • May

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • June

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • July

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • August

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • September

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

              • October

                As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. Once established, LAVENDER CHIFFON has average water requirements.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Do not prune.

              • February

                Prune in late winter/early spring. Can be heavily pruned although this is usually unnecessary.

              • March

                Prune in late winter/early spring. Can be heavily pruned although this is usually unnecessary.

              • April

                Do not prune.

              • May

                Do not prune.

              • June

                Do not prune.

              • July

                Do not prune.

              • August

                Do not prune.

              • September

                Do not prune.

              • October

                Do not prune.

              • November

                Do not prune.

              • December

                Do not prune.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
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              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

              • April

                Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

              • September

                Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

              • October

                Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                    • Propagate

                      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                      • Harvest

                        When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                        • Special requirements

                          Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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