Hibiscus moscheutos

Growing Information

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.

Garden Companions

Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Sweet Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Nature Benefits

• Rose Mallow bee (Ptilothrix bombiformis) only collects pollen from this and a few other Hibiscus species.
• Attracts hummingbirds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in borders of saline and brackish marshes wetlands.

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