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Swamp Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos
hi-BIS-cus ma-SHU-tos

Perennial Sun to part shade
Height. 5 - 6 feet, Spread 3 - 6 feet, Spacing 2 - 3 feet

HABIT: Upright, thick succulent stems. Many colors and characteristics available. Blooms mid summer to fall. Large leaves from compact bushes.

CULTURE: Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, moderate water and fertilizer requirements. Native to the southern USA.

USES: Summer flower color, specimen, pots.

PROBLEMS: Few if any.

NOTES: There are many other hibiscuses that are wonderful plants. The tropical H. rosa-sinensis, which functions as an annual here, is the most colorful, but the hardy rose mallows are beautiful and perennial: ‘Frisbee,’ ‘Southern Belle,’and ‘Marsh.’ Another wonderful perennial is Texas star H. coccineus, H. taiwanwnsis is a durable, fast growing fall bloomer. Confederate rose is H. mutabilis.


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