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Swamp Rose Mallow
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.