Hibiscus syriacus ‘Gandini Santiago’
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 Purple Pillar cultivar features a bloom with purple petals complemented by a spreading red center. This cultivar has a columnar form that grows 10’ and taller. 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.Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.