Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird') in the Roses of Sharon Database

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Also sold as:
Oiseau Bleu
Bluebird

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8-12 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: blue/purple with a red center
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Child plants: one child plant

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'Blue Bird' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 18, 2015.

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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2011-0802
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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2013-09-21
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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2011-0802
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2009-08-08As good as or better than tropical Hibiscus!
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Location: Photo by Abrahami
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Location: Broken Arrow, OK
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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2008-0411Pruned: collage shows before and after pruning.
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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2010-0722
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Posted by stetchworth (Ocean Springs, MS - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:26 PM

This plant is a slow grower but well worth the wait. Lovely shade of light blue. Flowers about 3 inches large cover this bush every spring. In my zone of 8b it does not have to be mulched in the wintertime.

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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Aug 25, 2014 8:23 PM

I've had this plant for years and never had trouble with the deer eating it until this year. So sad to see it eaten down to a foot tall!

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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Sep 18, 2015 8:17 AM

This year the lone roaming fawn didn't touch our 'Bluebird', so I'm happy to report that it bloomed beautifully. It's an easy to care for plant and requires nothing special. It gets sun from early morning to about 2 PM. I cut it back hard each spring and it always bounces back great.

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Hibiscus of the Day: Blue Bird by Horntoad Sep 17, 2015 6:01 PM 0

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