Add A Gorgeous Gift To Your Summer Garden With These Magical Monrovia Plants
- Rather than just having flowers at the ends of stems, this new series sports blooms that cover the stems from top to bottom for a super dazzling show.
- Vibrant colors and strong stamens.
- Multi-stemmed, upright habit rather than one that tends to sprawl.
- Longer bloom season (early summer to fall depending on your zone).
Planting Tips for your Rose of Sharon
- Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 times wider.
- Remove the plant gently from its nursery pot and loosen the soil around the roots.
- Set the plant into the hole with the top of the root ball at soil level or slightly above.
- Be sure the bed is well irrigated and add Top Soil and Plantone to encourage growth.
Chateau™ Rose of Sharon thrives in zones 5 – 9 and is fast growing, reaching 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide. Let’s take a closer look at how these four lovely ladies are performing in my garden at Maple Shade here in the Hamptons.
Every garden needs a bit of blue and the blue-violet with deep red-violet center hue here works so well in an ombre sort of arrangement with similar colors. Pair with lavender, blue hydrangeas, and catmint.
I also updated my front porch with these two Emerald Colonnade Holly triple ball topiaries. This handsome and versatile male evergreen holly with a natural pyramidal form creates a decorative door frame, screen, or windbreak. Dense, glossy, bright green foliage is tolerant of shearing, making it an excellent topiary specimen or formal accent to entryways or gardens. Small cream-colored flowers bloom, do not produce berries. These beauties are available on Monrovia or locally at Fowler’s Garden in Southampton at 175 N Sea Rd, Southampton.
— Compiled by Kelli Delaney Kot & Emmy Sammons