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Hibiscus moscheutos - Swamp rose-mallow

Native Wetland Plants

Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp rose-mallow

More About Swamp rose-mallow

  • Late season bloomer - worth waiting for!

Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp rose-mallow, is a  fast growing cold-hardy plant.  Striking when grown in colonies in average to moist soil in wetlands, on pond edges and along streambanks. Growing 4-6' tall in full sun, Swamp rose-mallow is very useful in projects when moisture levels are too high for traditional perennials. The monstrous pink flower with dark pink center, sometimes measuring up 10-12" wide, will provide great color from August through September. The stems and spent seed pods of Swamp rose-mallow persist through winter and will add vertical interest during those dark cold days of the winter.

Bloom Color

Pink

Hibiscus moscheutos Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Cover
Food
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Salt Tolerant
Specimen
Storm Water Basin
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8
9
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