Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lou Emmonds' has huge snow-white flowers with a crimson red eye. It grows to 3 feet high and blooms from mid summer to early fall. It is hardy to zone 4. It is attractive to bees and hummingbirds while resistant to deer. The name Hibiscus came from the Greek work “hibiskos” that meant “marshmallow.” The sticky root or stem of some plant in the mallow family was used at one time to make marshmallow confections.
July - August, September - October
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies