Altheas or Rose of Sharon are well known as a long-blooming, upright, vase-shaped shrubs. Typically grow 8-12’ tall, but can vary based on variety. Green foliage along upright stems. With a three month bloom time, Altheas have a supreme display of color with a range of virtually every flower color based on variety. The Lavender Chiffon cultivar features a semi-double bloom with lavender petals and a pink on-top-of red center. The Chiffon series has a more rounded habit. They prefer moist, rich soil, but tolerate poor soils and summer drought. Best flower should be in full sun, but will tolerate part shade as well.Large 3″ lavender blossoms attract pollinators and interest late in the season.Photo from Proven Winners.