Plants of the Week of August 17th, 2018
This week is a Rose of Sharon twofer. It's Rose of Sharon season and pollinators love them as you can see with the huge bumble bee. Rose of Sharons reach about 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide. They prefer to be planted in full sun but can tolerate morning shade. They are great for focal points or privacy screens. They flower from July to September, while it's hot out.
Lavender Chiffon is a double lavender variety that has a full petal count. It's one of the fullest of the double bloomers. A vigorous grower that wants to flower when it's hot out.
Blue Chiffon is a blue lavender semi-double bloom. Not quite as full as the Lavender Chiffon but the color is a good blue for July gardens to celebrate the Fourth of July.