Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, organically rich soil, strongly acid to neutral pH.  4-8 feet height; blooms summer into fall; red, pink or white flowers with a crimson center; spreads slowly by seed.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide except absent in southwest corner of state

Easy to grow from seed. Vigorous, sturdy, erect plant with dinner-plate sized flowers up to 8-10 inches in diameter.  May need staking.  Good for wetland gardens.  Japanese beetles can be a serious pest at times.


One response to “Swamp Rose Mallow

  1. Val February 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    What a stunner! This flower is definitely a showpiece!! Last year a friend gave me one as a gift. I planted it in the front yard and boy! Did it get attention!! Comments galore from people passing by on how beautiful the blooms were. I’d absolutely recommend this show-stopper to anybody!

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