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Hibiscus moscheutos Rose Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos Rose Mallow

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Zones 2-41, H1
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Hibiscus moscheutos

Perennial Hibiscus, Rose Mallow
Malvaceae
Perennials

HIBISCUS

Among the showiest flowering plants. Plants typically bear funnel-shaped blossoms, often with prominent stamens. The many species offer a wide range of flower colors.

Hibiscus moscheutos

Native to eastern U.S. This species produces the largest flowers of all hibiscus, some reaching 1 ft. across, on an upright, shrubby plant 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Bloom starts in late spring or early summer and continues until frost, with most flowers in the red, pink, rose, and white range, many with a red eye. Oval, toothed leaves are deep green above, whitish beneath. Plants die to the ground in winter, even in mild climates. For most spectacular bloom, feed at 6- to 8-week intervals during growing season. Protect from wind. Seed-grown strains often flower the first year if sown indoors and planted outdoors early.

'Blue River II'

Grows about 4 ft. tall and wide. Flowers to 10 in. across are pure white.

'Crimson Wonder'

Can reach 5 ft. tall and wide, with slightly ruffled, rose-red flowers 9–11 in. across.

'Dave Fleming'

Quick growth to 3-4 ft. tall and wide, with large, textured ruby-red flowers and maroon-tinted foliage.

'James Fleming'

Hot pink flowers contrast nicely with maroon-tinted foliage on this fast-grower to 3–4 ft. tall and wide.

'Lady Baltimore'

Reaches 4–7 ft. tall and wide, with 6–8-in. glowing pink flowers with a large red center.

'Lord Baltimore'

To 4-7 ft. high and wide, with pleated, brilliant red flowers up to 10 in. across.

'The Clown'

Light pink blooms with a slightly deeper pink blush and deep red center reach 6–8 in. across. Plant grows 4–7 ft. tall and wide.

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