Rose of Sharon Azurri Satin

Rose of Sharon Azurri Satin Credit: Proven Winners

Like many of you, I really like Rose of Sharon shrubs. But, unlike many of you, I would never plant it because of its invasiveness. The darn thing reseeds like crazy and becomes almost impossible to keep on top of. But after discovering the first seedless variety this morning, I may just reconsider.

Azurri Satin from Proven Winners has large, single purplish-blue flowers and, like other Rose of Sharons, can be planted as a hedge or mixed into perennial borders. It can even be planted in a large container. The deciduous shrub, which reaches a mature height of 8 to 12 feet, is deer resistant, heat tolerant and low maintenance. Plus, it attracts hummingbirds.

I'm expecting it to be available at local nurseries this spring.