Marsh Mallow, Rose Mallow, Swamp Rose Mallow
|Many varieties in many colors and sizes. The large showy flowers come in shades of golden, pink, rose, yellow and orange, at times with colorful markings or double-petals. Some flowers grow to 1 foot across. The state flower of Hawaii, the tropical Chinese Hibiscus is often grown in containers. All are heat-loving and flower during the warmest months of the year. Prune to control shape and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Protect from wind. Insects and diseases can cause problems.
In mid-summer, this shrubby perennial bears 7 to 10-inch flowers. Prefers moist locations. Cut flowers wilt within an hour. Pinch ends to promote bloom.
Attributes - Hibiscus moscheutos
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Pink, Red
Height: 4 ft. to 8 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.
Hibiscus mutabilis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Butterfly', Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Diamond Head', Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Fullmoon', Hibiscus syriacus, Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens', Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana', Hibiscus syriacus 'Jeanne d'Arc', Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva', Hibiscus syriacus 'Purple', Hibiscus syriacus 'White'