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Hibiscus moscheutos

Common Name(s):
Rose mallow, Swamp mallow, Swamp rose-mallow, Wild cotton
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Rose mallow is native to wetlands and creek edges in the southeastern USA, and is useful in poorly drained areas. The flowers of cultivars may be up to 12 in. across on compact plants. 28 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant.  This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.  

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
4-7 ft.
Flower Color:
red, pink, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9
Foliage:
3 to 8 in., narrowly egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaves are toothed on the margins
Flower:
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
Site:
Moist soil, swamps; sun to partial shade
Propagation:
seed, division in spring or fall
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil:
moist soil high in organic matter
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Southeastern USA
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, sun, riparian, partial shade, host plant, white, deer resistant, wildflower, perennial, wildlife plant, butterfly plant, fall, summer, red, wildlife, butterflies, Obligate Wetland

NCCES plant id: 729

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