funnel-shaped, violet-red with a red heart, July/September
capsule, light brown
well drained, somewhat calcareous
Устойчивость к ветру:
Pépinières Minier, Angers, France, before 1970
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Russian Violet’
Large bush up to 3 m tall. For some years now a few cultivars of Hibiscus syriacus have been grafted on a stem, thereby creating a small tree worthy of consideration because of its rich (late) summer flowers. In dry and warm (late) summers the tree flowers until the end of September. Rain has a negative effect on flowering. It grows vase-shaped, later becoming broader and ends up practically round. Young specimens are somewhat sensitive to frost and branches can freeze in severe winters. This has no effect on the flowering since the tree puts out flowers on wood formed since the spring. The broad, funnel-shaped flowers are approximately 10-12 cm in diameter. They are a violet-red colour and have a very dark red heart. Dry conditions can cause buds to be shed. The fruit capsules have 5 segments and burst open once dry.