Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Mallow Marvels'

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

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Biloxi, Mississippi

Albany, New York

Choctaw, Oklahoma

Temple, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 20, 2004, carol_okc from Choctaw, OK wrote:

I haven't tried to grow this, but there are wild specimens that seem quite content with very wet feet in a beaver pond which is alternately dry and flooded. The wild form (which I think is the 'wooly rose mallow') has huge 8"-10" blooms, white with a blood-red throat. the foliage is rather coarse, the leaves quite large, and the shrub form a bit ungainly. but oh my, is it pretty in bloom! I've seen it listed as threatened or endangered on various lists.