"Orchid Satin" is a perfect choice as the summertime focal point of a landscape. By the middle of July most blossoms have faded from similar shrubs, leaving only green foliage left to brighten a landscape. Just when other colors begin to fade away, "Orchid Satin" flowers come into full bloom! These highly fragrant blossoms contain a perfectly complementing color scheme inside, with bright shades of lavender sharply yet gracefully shifting to scarlet red in the heart of the flowers. "Orchid Satin" Rose of Sharon is perfect for a single planting in the center of a landscape so the bright summertime blossoms can be appreciated, as well as in the corners in order to highlight the complementing foliage inside. The light green leaves are serrated and oak-shaped like many Hibiscus varieties, giving this shrub visual appeal even when not in full bloom! Fall color is a bright shade of yellow until the plant goes dormant in late autumn after continuous frosts occur.
"Orchid Satin" Rose of Sharon reaches heights of five to eight feet with a spread of six feet at maturity, but can of course be kept at any size smaller with regular pruning. Excellent for hedges, single specimen plantings, as well as in patterns that accentuate the bright lavender and scarlet summer colors! These blossoms may appear delicate, but the truth is, they are anything but fragile. "Orchid Satin" is highly deer-resistant, heat and drought tolerant, cold-hardy down to -15° F, as well as tolerant of high humidity. Additionally, this flowering shrub is highly resistant to the spots and mildew which occur on most shrubs in climates with high humidity.
Massive everblooming lavender and scarlet flowers measure 3" to 5" across and bloom for months at a time, while the plant itself is among the hardiest and most pest-resistant. This is a perfect colorful addition to any landscape in any warm climate, and almost any colder climate!