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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Garden Debut
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Multi-Colored
  • Blue
  • Red
Flower Type*
  • Double Blooming
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Althea is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE™ ALTHEA

Hibiscus syriacus 'DS01BS'
PPAF Plant propagation prohibited
AKA: Blueberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon

Breeder
Buy Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea online. Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea is a highly adaptable, upright growing summer flowering shrub. Its double blooms are bluish-purple colored that persist all summer long. It is perfect for hedges, beds, and border and mass plantings.

Mature Height:

8 Feet

Mature Spread:

4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-11

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Malvaceae · Common Name: Althea / Rose of Sharon / Hardy Hibiscus

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE™ ALTHEA Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 7157

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(2 units available now - S)

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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 7850

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 7156

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(594 units available now - SG)

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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 11352

(3.06 gallons / 11.6 liters)
(4 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 7861

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 10955

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
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$115.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 7891

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
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$200.00

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Customer Testimonials

I hosted a garden walk the day after planting your plants. No one could believe they were that new and that they had been shipped. The plant material looked beautiful. Thank you.


Patricia
Waterloo, NE
November 2016

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