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PlantFiles: Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Pink Elephant'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Elephant

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Sandwichkatexan On May 26, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

First year growing this cultivar . Has doubled in size since I have put it in its permanent home . I will post pictures as soon as they bloom. Hopefully its as beautiful in person as it is in picture . So far it does need higher than average watering needs but perhaps it is because it is in a large half whiskey barrel planter.

Positive whitesam9 On Feb 25, 2011, whitesam9 from Dayton, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The blossoms are huge, and a very pretty pink color. I wasn't sure how it would do in my garden because I planted it in a somewhat shady spot. But it handled the shade just fine. It bloomed for a surprisingly long time - from July all the way through late October.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois
Farmersburg, Indiana
Copperas Cove, Texas



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