• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Sun
• Soils: Wet, average
• Bloom Time: White to pink with dark centers in July, August, September
• Size: 3-6 feet in height; 2-4 foot spread
Shrub-like growth, mallow can be planted as a late summer living fence, in a wetland edge, or rain garden. Dramatic large flowers last only one day, but once established a clump of Rose Mallow will flower for weeks. Also called Swamp Mallow.
Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Sweet Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
• Rose Mallow bee (Ptilothrix bombiformis) only collects pollen from this and a few other Hibiscus species.
• Attracts hummingbirds.
Occurs in borders of saline and brackish marshes wetlands.