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Blue Bird Rose of Sharon Althea Shrub Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'

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Blue Bird Rose of Sharon Althea Shrub Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'

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A Reliable True-Blue Garden Performer

The dramatic flowers on Blue Bird Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird') have to be seen to be believed. Your neighbors are sure to think you've spray-painted them, because they simply don't look real! Although it was introduced in 1958, Blue Bird Hibiscus is still considered the industry standard among blue-flowering hibiscus shrubs. But don't take our word for it -- because of its enduring qualities and longstanding performance, Blue Bird Hibiscus is a recipient of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

A Closer Look
Although it looks like a tropical plant more suited to warm climates, Blue Bird is a cold-hardy perennial that can withstand sub-zero winter temperatures in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 9.

Riveting red-eyed flowers.As if the boisterous blue color of its flowers doesn't provide enough eye candy for your garden, each Blue Bird Althea blossom is accented with a flaming-red center!

Spectacular specimen plant. In the landscape-design world, a "specimen plant" is one that provides a focal point because of its uncommon or outstanding characteristics -- two criteria that Blue Bird Rose of Sharon certainly fulfills!

Floriferous full-sun hedge. One shrub commands attention, but a row of these shrubs provides a riot of color in summer.

Pick your Favorite Name
You may recognize this Perennial Hibiscus by its other common names -- Shrub Althea or Rose-of-Sharon. Long-time gardeners have a special fondness for this long-lived heirloom, which has historically been a mainstay on old homesteads and in cottage gardens. So if you have a tendency toward nostalgia, or if you're irresistibly drawn to the sumptuous color of Blue Bird Hibiscus flowers, you'll want to put this plant on your must-have list!

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors


    
    
    
      5-9 outdoors
    
   Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Mature Width: 6 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 6 ft.
  • Growth Rate: up to 2 ft.
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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$40.00-$79.99 $19.99
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$99.00-$128.99 $29.99
$129 + FREE SHIPPING!

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors


    
    
    
      5-9 outdoors
    
   Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Mature Width: 6 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 6 ft.
  • Growth Rate: up to 2 ft.
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

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