Rose Mallow Seeds
Rose Mallow Seeds
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Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)


Seed Count: approx. 45 seeds
Days to Germinate: 60 days of cold, moist stratification. See: Winter Sowing & Stratification
Depth to Sow: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: When seedlings are 2" high, thin to 1' apart
Color: Pink to white
Height: 2' -3'
Bloom Time: July - September
Sun Exposure: Full to partial shade
Soil Moisture: Wet to medium-wet
Soil Type: Moist to wet, slightly acidic loamy soils
Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees
Natural Habitat: Native to wetlands and creek edges
Drought Tolerance: Low
Deer Resistance: High
Larval Host: Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady Butterfly, Common Checkered Skipper and Tropical Checkered Skipper butterflies
Native Zone: AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV


Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos): Flowers continue to open into early September providing an unparalleled garden show on a plant that is so easy to grow with its love of sunny areas and tolerance of lots of soil moisture.

There isn't a plant with bigger, showier flowers in the garden than this plant with its huge summer blooms. It emerges late from the soil in the spring with big, round foliage on upright stems. Buds appear at stem ends in July and open later in the month to reveal huge, 8" diameter pink flowers with red eyes that will put every local hummingbird on alert for its nectar.

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