Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, Swamp Mallow 'Pinot Noir'

Hibiscus moscheutos

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) (Info)
Cultivar: Pinot Noir
Hybridized by Smith
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


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Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Jefferson, Georgia

Eunice, Missouri

Pomona, New York

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 8, 2013, Bandita74 from Mount Ivy, NY wrote:

I bought this plant from a local supermarket last year and it bloomed beautifully, even after I transplanted it to the ground in early fall. This spring I thought it was dead and wound up moving it 3 different times to plant other things right up til some time in June when I saw a little green sprout on it. Not only did it survive the 3 transplants, it is bigger than ever now in early August and covered in buds. Definitely VERY hardy here in zone 6A.


On Nov 27, 2008, kathy65468 from Eunice, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This hibiscus seems to be able to handle anything mother nature throws at it here in zone 5. The flower is awesome. My grandchildren are always in awe of the flower that is bigger than their face. It is worth a little space in any landscape.


On Apr 7, 2007, ga_peach from Jefferson, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety was hybridized by Mark Smith with Yoder - Green Leaf Perennials.

From their website.....

The Vintage line includes two distinct series Splash
and Carafe differentiated by their size at maturity.

Splash varieties are the shortest, most compact varieties
ever bred. These display the dazzling, dinner plate-sized
flowers typical of the species, on neat, uniform plants that
average just 21/2' tall! They are what the well-known 'Disco
Belle' series aspires to be. Perfect for middle to front
of border, as specimen plants in smaller gardens, even
in containers wherever just a splash is just the thing.

Carafe varieties are a bit taller, averaging 3' high. At first
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