This unusual Rose or Sharon is grown for its large, ruffled purple flowers and narrow columnar shape. The partly double purple flowers sport a red throat and cover the plant from mid-summer through fall. This shrub has a strongly upright habit, growing only 2 to 3 feet wide but reaching 10 to 15 feet tall.
It prefers full sun for its best floral display and is drought tolerant once established, although it will appreciate some watering through the heat. Rose of Sharon’s have no significant pests or diseases.
Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon works well as upright accents in small spaces and even as container plants or a thin hedge.