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Hibiscus moscheutos

Also called Common Rose Mallow


Hibiscus moscheutos - Swamp Rose Mallow - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Hibiscus moscheutos

  • Other common names: Wild Cotton, Mallow Rose, Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
  • Flowers can be white, pink or red with occasional bicolours
  • Three to five lobes of bright green foliage with hairy undersides
  • Leaves are 20 cm in length
  • Sturdy, woody perennial
  • Bloom Time: July to August
  • Flower Size: 20 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

130-160 cm

Spread:

100-150 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured
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Swamp Rose Mallow Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow best in a moist to average soil, in full sun, are not tolerant of lengthy, dry conditions. In the fall, prune branches back to about 30 cm, and once the eyes appear in the spring remove any dead stalks. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in the spring, usually late May in southern Ontario. Tall, sturdy stems rarely need support once established in the landscape. 


Hibiscus moscheutos Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing