Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon

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The gorgeous Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Floru') is a deciduous shrub with ornamental characteristics. Your Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon's blooms are sure to be an arresting sight in your landscape! Each large, single blossom is deep-pink, accented by a dark red center and prominent stamen.

Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and bees will certainly take notice and appreciate the addition of these large flowers to your yard! The colorful blooms have an exotic appearance that will provide an almost-tropical feel to your garden from summer to fall. Violet Satin® is even a prolific bloomer, so you're sure to have an abundance of blooms throughout the season.

Violet Satin® is a low-maintenance Proven Winners® selection and a tremendous improvement in hardiness. It is drought and heat tolerant, doesn't attract deer, and is generally easy to care for. In general, Violet Satin® is clearly superior to older and weaker varieties. These can also be trained into a small, ornamental tree form by removing the lower limbs and exposing the lower multi-stemmed branching! Plus, beginner and experienced gardeners can both have the same effect in their gardens!

Also known as Althea, and related to Tropical Hibiscus, these are just as brilliant and easy to grow as their cousins! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9 and grows to a slim but tall 8-12 feet in height and 3-5 width! You can even prune these smaller to suit your own landscape needs. 

Planting and Application:

Use this three-season accent as a specimen throughout the landscape where it can shine in the sun and attract attention in key locations! Pollinator gardens, Cottage gardens, and Perennial borders are ideal settings for these lovely blooms! The nearly columnar form is great for softening building corners, anchoring foundation plantings, and punctuating lining pathways are ideal locations to best show off Violet Satin's® best features!

Space-saving slim profile shrubs with high-impact color are fantastic for smaller courtyards and anywhere their low-maintenance nature can really shine! Spruce up a Rose garden or pollinator border to set off every other plant! You'll love having one as pinpoint shade and privacy around seating areas, the soft and soothing colored flowers add a cool and calming effect to Meditation gardens and sunny hot porches and patios alike!

  • Deep Pink Petals & Dark Red Eye
  • Prolific Blooms From Summer Until Fall
  • Perfectly Sized for Modern Gardens
  • Great in Containers & Along Borders
  • Hummingbird & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Specimens, Borders & Hedges, Full Sun Landscapes

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Woody Hibiscus are slower to emerge in the spring but quickly grow to an impressive full height once they do. Helene is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, but its best flowering occurs in full sun. Altheas performs well in almost any soil, except if it's too dry or too wet, but provide moderate consistent moisture for new plants while they get their roots established. Rose of Sharon loves sunshine! Plant it in a spot where they will get at least six hours of sunlight a day. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Use a 3 to 4-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool.

This pretty shrub blooms on new wood, so Prune Althea in early spring to either shape or control the height. You'll have flowers later that season, no matter how tightly you trim them in spring. You can even train these shrubs into multi or single-stemmed tree forms! Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Apply a slow-release fertilizer designed for flowering plants at the same time. Follow application rates on the label.

Modern Rose of Sharon actually has reduced seed production, making this plant nearly sterile. Use anywhere in your yard without worrying about nuisance seedlings. In some areas, these seeds can sprout, so Nature Hills employs Plant Sentry™ to ensure these plants won't ship into areas where they can become a problem.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture & Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Rugged, Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Vigorous & Very Low Maintenance
  • Deer Resistant & Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Prune Late Winter - Columnar Shrub or Tree-Form

A Rose of Sharon with stunning blooms and an improved hardy nature over other varieties, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Violet Satin® will be an exceptional choice for your yard today! Order yours at Nature Hills! 

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Violet Satin® Rose of Sharon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'Floru'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter