The plant of the week this week is sure to be a star in any garden or landscape it is a part of. This fun and detailed shrub is also amazingly durable. I’m talking about the newest addition to the Chiffon® Rose of Sharon series, Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon.
Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon is a stunner in the garden. Its big pure white blooms are decorated with pink and red veins, which highlight their gorgeous ruffled doubled centers. And Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon gives you plenty of time to enjoy its beautiful blooms as it flowers earlier and for longer than others.
Not only does this shrub look dazzling, but it’s also a stellar performer in tough environments. It does well with drought, heat, and really any soil (as long as it’s well-drained). Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon’s big white blooms are appealing to pollinators while also being deer resistant.
Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon thrives in full sun. It grows to 8-12’ tall and 5-8’ wide and is hardy in USDA Zones 5-9.
There is no need to regularly prune Starblast Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon as it maintains an upright habit on its own. If you want to trim or shape it at all, do so in early spring.
The Chiffon® Series
Starblast Chiffon™ is just one of six roses of sharon in the Chiffon® series. If Starblast Chiffon™ isn’t your cup of tea, check out Blue Chiffon®, Dark Lavender Chiffon®, Magenta Chiffon®, Pink Chiffon®, or White Chiffon®. There is sure to be one that catches your attention.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I’ll be back next week to share another great shrub with you!