Oh, these are pretty!
We have just landed our first Lil' Kim Violet Althea. Their plum-violet flowers can get up to 3 inches across, and stand out drastically against their dark green foliage. These deciduous, drought tolerant shrubs are a more compact Althea, growing to a maximum of 4 feet tall & 3 feet wide. Like other Altheas, they can bloom from late spring straight through the summer. I'm excited!
Provide them with a well drained, healthy soil, plenty of sun, and some moderate supplemental water during droughts to keep them their happiest & showiest.