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Lil' Kim® Violet Rose of Sharon

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Once a weekFull sunSummer to fall
  • Vibrant Violet Blooms: Lil' Kim® Violet produces striking violet flowers with a contrasting red eye, creating a vivid display from summer to fall.
  • Compact Growth Habit: This dwarf variety of Rose of Sharon is ideal for small gardens and container plantings, fitting well into limited spaces with its compact form.
  • Long Blooming Period: The plant offers an extended blooming season, providing continuous color from mid-summer through early fall.

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Lil' Kim® Violet Rose of Sharon, scientifically known as Hibiscus syriacus, is a stunning deciduous shrub that adds vibrant color to gardens with its unique violet flowers. This compact, easy-care plant is perfect for borders, containers, and mixed beds. Its long blooming period and low maintenance needs make it a delightful addition to any landscape.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 3-4 feet and width of 2-3 feet.

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Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth. Remove any dead or damaged branches to keep the shrub healthy.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth and prolific flowering. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of blooms.

Winter Protection: Generally hardy, Lil' Kim® Violet requires minimal winter protection. In colder regions, mulching around the base can help insulate the roots.


Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Place the shrub in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space plants 2-3 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth.

Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant. Lil' Kim® Violet prefers full sun to partial shade, thriving in areas with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 5-9

Lil' Kim® Violet Rose of Sharon thrives in USDA grow zones 5-9, performing well in a range of climates. It can tolerate both cold winters and hot summers, provided it is planted in well-drained soil and receives adequate sunlight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon typically grows to a height of about 3 to 4 feet and spreads approximately 3 to 4 feet wide. This compact size makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens, borders, and container planting. Its manageable size and prolific blooming make it a popular choice for adding vibrant color and interest to various garden settings. With proper care, including full sun, well-drained soil, and regular pruning, Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon will maintain its compact form and produce an abundance of beautiful flowers each season.

Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon has a moderate growth rate. In ideal growing conditions with full sun, well-drained soil, and regular watering, you can expect it to grow approximately 12 to 24 inches per year. This compact shrub typically reaches its mature height of about 3 to 4 feet and a similar spread within a few years. Regular care, including annual pruning and proper fertilization, can help maintain its growth rate and encourage healthy development. With proper maintenance, Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon will establish itself quickly and provide beautiful blooms each growing season.

The best place to plant Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon is in a location that meets the following criteria:

Full Sun: Choose a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Full sun promotes robust growth and abundant flowering.

Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil is well-drained and enriched with organic matter. Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon prefers fertile, well-draining soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.

Good Air Circulation: Plant in an area with good air circulation to help prevent fungal diseases. Avoid crowded spaces where airflow is restricted.

Garden Borders and Beds: This plant is ideal for garden borders, flower beds, and as part of a mixed perennial garden. It can also be planted as a specimen plant or in small groups for a striking visual impact.

Moderate Protection: In extremely hot climates, a location that provides some afternoon shade can help protect the plant from excessive heat stress.

By selecting a planting location that offers these conditions, you can ensure that your Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon will thrive, producing vibrant blooms and maintaining its health throughout the growing season.

When planting Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon, space the plants about 3 to 4 feet apart. This spacing allows enough room for each plant to grow and spread without competing for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Proper spacing also ensures good air circulation around the plants, which helps prevent fungal diseases and promotes healthy growth. By providing adequate space between the plants, you can create a visually appealing garden while maintaining the health and vitality of your Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon shrubs.

Yes, you can plant Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon in a planter. Here are some tips to ensure it thrives in a container:

Container Size: Choose a large planter with a diameter of at least 18-24 inches to accommodate the root system and allow for growth. Ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Soil: Use a high-quality, well-draining potting mix enriched with organic matter. Avoid garden soil, which may be too dense for container plants.

Location: Place the planter in a spot that receives full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. This will promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.

Watering: Container plants dry out more quickly than those in the ground. Water the plant regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Check the soil moisture frequently, especially during hot weather.

Fertilizing: Feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions. Container plants may require more frequent feeding than those planted in the ground due to nutrient leaching.

Pruning: Prune annually in late winter or early spring to maintain the plant's shape and encourage new growth. Remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches.

Winter Care: In colder climates, consider moving the planter to a sheltered location or insulating the container to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully grow Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon in a planter, enjoying its beautiful blooms and compact size.

To care for Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon, follow these guidelines:

Planting Location: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon thrives in full sun, which means at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. It can tolerate partial shade but will bloom more profusely in full sun.

Watering: Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water the plant once a week during dry spells, providing about 1 inch of water each time. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Soil: Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. While Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon can tolerate a range of soil types, it performs best in fertile, well-draining conditions.

Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Fertilizing: Feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Avoid over-fertilizing, as excessive nutrients can lead to lush foliage at the expense of blooms.

Pruning: Prune annually in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Cut back the previous year's growth to about two-thirds its length, and remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This helps maintain the plant's shape and encourages healthy growth and abundant flowering.

Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for common pests like aphids and spider mites, and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases like powdery mildew.

Winter Care: Although it is hardy, applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant in late fall can help protect the roots during harsh winter conditions.

By following these care guidelines, your Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon will remain healthy and produce beautiful blooms throughout the growing season.

Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon should be watered regularly, especially during its first growing season to help establish a strong root system. Here are some general guidelines:

During Establishment: Water the plant deeply and consistently, about 1-2 times per week, ensuring the soil remains evenly moist but not waterlogged. This is particularly important during hot, dry periods.

Established Plants: Once established, Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon is more drought-tolerant. Water the plant once a week during dry spells, providing about 1 inch of water each time.

Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and reduce the frequency of watering.

Monitoring: Always check the soil moisture level before watering. If the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry, it's time to water.

By following these watering guidelines, you can ensure your Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon remains healthy and vibrant throughout the growing season.

No, Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon is not evergreen. It is a deciduous shrub, meaning it loses its leaves in the fall and remains leafless during the winter months. In the spring, new foliage emerges, followed by its vibrant blooms from mid-summer to early fall. The deciduous nature of Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon allows it to endure cold winter temperatures and come back to life each growing season with fresh growth and abundant flowers.

Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon typically starts to bloom within its second or third year after planting, depending on growing conditions and care. Once established, it blooms from mid-summer to early fall, usually starting in July and continuing through September. During this period, it produces an abundance of beautiful, violet-colored flowers with a distinctive red eye. This extended blooming season provides vibrant color to your garden for several months, making it an excellent choice for adding late-season interest and attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can encourage continuous flowering and keep the plant looking tidy throughout the blooming period.

Yes, Lil' Kim Violet Rose of Sharon should be cut back every year. Annual pruning helps maintain its shape, encourages healthy growth, and promotes abundant flowering. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Cut back the previous year's growth to about two-thirds its length, and remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This practice ensures a more compact, bushy plant and enhances the production of large, vibrant blooms throughout the growing season. Regular pruning also helps improve air circulation, reducing the risk of diseases and pests.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!