Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose Mallow

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These sturdy, stately plants are prized for their use as structure in a perennial border. Everything about them is large, from their rich green, palmately lobed leaves to their 8- to 10-inch flowers. The immense blossoms have colorful bottlebrush reproductive structures in the middle, making them appear quite tropical and otherworldly. The flowers are followed by attractive seed capsules that remain on the plant through winter. Use them as accent plants, focal points for distant viewing, a backdrop for other perennials in the border, and along the water’s edge. Hummingbirds are drawn to this plant. They are massive beauties with impact at a distance.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Pink, Red, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9