Hibiscus moscheutos


Common Name: swamp rose-mallow
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun
Light Requirements: Sun
Height:4 to 7 feet
Width:3 to 4 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Wetland
Soil Type:moist to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:
USDA Zones:4 to 9
Flower Colour:white to pink with darker center
Bloom Time:late summer
Comments:Heavy feeder. Mulch in winter. Large plant.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires scarification because of an impermeable seed coat.
Germination Notes:
Grow Notes:
Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.