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Smooth Rose Mallow, Scarlet Rose Mallow
Hibiscus laevis (Hibiscus militaris)
Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH. 5-6 feet height, blooms summer into fall, pink flowers, spreads slowly by seed.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Statewide but mostly concentrated in Coastal Plain and Interior Low Plateaus of western and middle Tennessee
Easy to grow from seed. Showy flowers on a low-maintenance plant. Good for wetland gardens. Attracts butterflies.