- Common Name(s):
- Crimsoneyed rosemallow , Rose mallow, Swamp mallow, Swamp rose-mallow, Wild cotton
- 'Luna Red', 'Lord Baltimore'
- Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Rose mallow is native to wetlands and creek edges in the southeastern USA, and is useful in poorly drained areas. Does well around ponds or streams and makes a great temporary hedge in the summer. It can be grown in large containers. The flowers of cultivars vary in color and may be up to 12 in. across on compact plants.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Japanese beetles can severely damage foliage if left unchecked. Whiteflies, aphids and scale are occasional insect visitors. There is some susceptibility to leaf spots, blights, rusts, and canker. Leaf scorch can occur if soils dry out. Healthy plants grown in the proper environment usually do not have problems and do not need staking. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.
- Summer, fall
- 18-24 inches
- Flower Color:
- red, pink, white
- 3 to 8 in., narrowly egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaves are toothed on the margins
- 4 to 6 in, white, creamy white or pink petals with purplish or dark crimson base; flower stalk is united with the leaf stalk for part of their length
- Moist soil, swamps; full sun to partial shade
- seed, division in spring or fall
- full sun to partial shade
- moist soil high in organic matter
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
- Southeastern USA
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 729