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Common Names: Swamp Rose Mallow

Scientific Name: Hibiscus moscheutos


Plant Characteristics

  • Duration: Perennial
  • Size: 3' - 7' tall, 2' - 4' wide
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer- Early Fall


Growing Conditions

  • Water Use: Light - High
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun - Part Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low - Medium


Plant Info:

Water-loving shrubby perennial with numerous sturdy stems arising from a single crown. It will grow in full sun or partial shade and is salt tolerant. It flowers from July through August with 4-5 in. white or pink flowers. The flowers last only for one day, but they appear consistently until the end of the season. Blooms provide nectar to ruby throated hummingbirds and a variety of insects.  Plants host caterpillars of gray hairstreak, painted lady butterflies, skippers and several moths including the Io Moth. Birds like Red-winged Blackbirds may use swamp mallow as a nesting site. Other birds will eat the seeds in winter.

Swamp Rose Mallow

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