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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Multi-Colored
  • Dark Purple
  • Red
Flower Type*
  • Single 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 Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • 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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Hibiscus syriacus 'Floru'
PP12196 Plant propagation prohibited
AKA: Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon

Buy Violet Satin® Althea online. A richly colored plant with large single,deep violet-pink flowers with a prominent red eye.Note Althea Hibiscus is considered a shrub or tree and will not die back to the ground in winter, like Hardy Hibiscus.

Mature Height:

8-12 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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 for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 4177

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 5324

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(7 units available now - S)

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Customer Testimonials

All orders received this year have been healthy and vigorous. Your plants are much larger that other mail order companies.

Thomas, OK
November 2016

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