Truly a unique variety of Rose of Sharon is the Purple Pillar. Unlike other Rose of Sharon plants, this one naturally grows as a narrow column instead of a wide, spreading plant. With heights topping off between 12-16′ and widths around 4′ building a privacy screen or hedge becomes effortless. Don’t need a hedge? This stunning specimen can be used as a stand-a-lone, focal point in a planting bed or in large patio pots. Along with dark green foliage, in summer each stem will be packed with beautiful long lasting semi-double purple flowers that will bloom until fall.
The Purple Pillar attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, but resists deer, and drought and is heat tolerant. Like most all hibiscus, it will do best in full sun and needs good drainage. Requiring minimal maintenance, providing several planting options, along with a healthy dose of color, a Purple Pillar would be a great addition to any landscape.