« Previous Plant  |  Next Plant »

Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp Rose Mallow (Common Rose Mallow)

Bright green foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the amazing show of blooms in varying shades of white, pink, red, with the occasional bicolour.

  • »  Other common names: Wild Cotton, Mallow Rose, Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
  • »  Flowers can be white, pink or red with occasional bicolours
  • »  Three to five lobes of bright green foliage with hairy undersides
  • »  Leaves are 20 cm in length
  • »  Sturdy, woody perennial
  • »  Bloom Time: July to August
  • »  Flower Size: 20 cm

Plug50 Low Inventory
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Lt. Sum-Fall
Foliage Color
Landscape uses
Bog or water garden
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Hibiscus moscheutos

Native to Ontario

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hibiscus moscheutos

Grow best in a moist to average soil, in full sun, are not tolerant of lengthy dry conditions. In the fall, prune branches back to about 30 cm, and once the eyes appear in the spring, remove any dead stalks. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in the spring, usually late May in southern Ontario. Tall, sturdy stems rarely need support, once established in the landscape.