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Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Rosy Red'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Disco Belle Rosy Red
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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


Denver, Colorado

Winter Springs, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Davenport, Iowa

Slaughter, Louisiana

Swansea, Massachusetts

Florence, Mississippi

Plainview, New York

Mcalester, Oklahoma

Katy, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 24, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

HIBISCUS "DISCO BELLE PINK": A stunning plant with salad plate size, 4-5" across, showy flowers blooming in August. Enrich soil with composted manure & bone meal. Support may be required as flowers can be heavy due to their size. Grows about 4' in height & 3-4' in width. Give this plant ample space to shine in your garden & be the "star" that it is. Very slow to appear in spring, but leave it be, remember it's there & do not plant on top of it by mistake or pull it out. It's there, just very slow to make an appearance. Should be hilled up with earth & mulch in the fall to protect the root area. Dies back in my zone 5 1/2-6 garden in the winter. Trim off dead branches in late March or early April leaving an inch or 2 so you remember that it's there. Water frequently, at least daily during... read more