Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon

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Tropical blooms and unusual color, the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus x 'Minsybv3s01') are radiant blooms with a unique sheen to their satellite flowers! Highlighted by deep red centers that streak and bleed into the petals, these wide trumpets form in clusters and bloom from the bottom up on their stems. Paraplu Violet® has a softer, looser, more graceful form that is not as stiff as other Rose of Sharon shrubs on the market.

Filling out loose, open and informal branching, the pointed maple leaf-like foliage is a lush green all summer into fall. This easy-care hybrid Rose of Sharon boasts extra-large flowers and positively extraordinary color - cool blue-violet blooms with an almost iridescent effect! Even though this hybrid is seedless, it still produces plenty of nectar to attract pollinators, Paraplu Violet® blooms for weeks on end, through the summer into the autumn, without you having to lift a finger!

These hardy Hibiscus family flowering shrubs are wonderfully cold-hardy and easy to grow and love! Growing throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9 and forming sizeable shrubs 5 to 8 feet in height with a 4-5 foot spread at maturity, but you can keep yours pruned smaller as needed.

Planting and Application:

Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon are vibrant flowering shrubs for any sunny garden application you can think of! You can even train these tall ornamentals into a multi-trunked tree form for a spectacular specimen! Soften the corner of a garage, or even your home, anchor a garden bed or border, or drop one as an impressive accent in the middle of a front yard berm! Then watch the butterflies and Hummingbirds check in!

Create informal hedges and shelterbelts for birds to nest in and draw pollinators in! You'll gain pretty screening and property definition, plus some privacy around your outdoor garden rooms! This variety adds flowy elegant form to cottage gardens and mixed shrub borders and accents your landscape with their late-season extended bloom!

  • Radiant Purple-Blue-Violet Blooms & Deep Red Eye
  • Held in Tall Trusses - Bloom For Weeks
  • Soft, Loose & Elegant Canopy
  • Lush Green Foliage
  • Specimens, Borders & Hedges, Full Sun Landscapes

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Low-maintenance and seldom bothered by browsing deer, Rose of Sharon won't make you work hard in exchange for all those blooms! Thriving in full sun all day, these deciduous shrubs prefer moderate, regular moisture locations in enriched, well-drained soil. They also prefer a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the roots. Apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist pine bark mulch, extending out over the entire root system for the best moisture retention. Prune as needed in the early spring to control growth and keep their informal branching tidier. Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain flowering vigor, and remove suckers as needed to keep your shrub from spreading if desired.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Enriched, Organic Well-Drained & Acidic Soil
  • Even Regular Moisture Needs
  • Seedless Hybrid Stays Put
  • Easy-Care Native Deciduous Shrub

The Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon will add weeks of iridescent purple-blue blooms to your landscape with the easy care elegance you expect from these hardy Hibsicus family flowering shrubs! Order yours today at before this new hybrid is gone!

Tree Form vs. Shrub Form

The details make all the difference in a garden. At, we understand that little things like what form a plant is can greatly impact how you plan your landscape. So before you buy, don’t forget to check which form you’re getting.

Tree Form: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching to a more desired height. Sometimes, you will hear a tree form referred to as a single stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms. 

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hibiscus x 'Minsybv3s01'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple Violet
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
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