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PlantFiles: Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Rose Flare'

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

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive outdoorlover On Apr 23, 2008, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a big beautiful plant that gets around 5' tall in full sun; tolerates sandy soil; transplants well if done in the late fall or early spring; sometimes gets droopy and needs caging. Large beautiful flowers for many weeks in mid to late summer.

Positive cdg4806 On Sep 24, 2007, cdg4806 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought two of these plants half-dead on clearance from Lowe's in June. I left them in the pot in a shady locale for a month to see if they would survive. I then planted them in a partly sunny locale. Not only have they survived but they thrived. In three months they have doubled in size and I am getting a few blossoms which I did not expect this first year -- and what blooms! Huge 7-8" fushia blossoms in late September! They are not fussy about soil or watering. I love these plants!

Positive leegee01 On Jul 13, 2007, leegee01 from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Flare' was chosen as a Texas Superstar performer by the A&M Horticulture Dept. Tolerates a variety of soils. It continues to bloom profusely on new growth all summer and fall. Easy care, beautiful 6"-10" flowers are visible from afar. I also enjoy the hummingbirds they attract.

Positive SudieGoodman On Jul 16, 2004, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I purchased 'Rose Flare' as a 5' pot-bound bush.

After trimming away the root-bound portion, I repotted into larger pot with new soil and it continued to bloom. I'll do air-layering to get a shorter-fuller plant.


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

Dunnellon, Florida
Evans, Georgia
Vandalia, Illinois
Enid, Oklahoma
Garber, Oklahoma
Anderson, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Garland, Texas
Oakhurst, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Temple, Texas

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