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     Swamp Rose Mallow features one of the largest flowers of any of the North American natives.  These blooms often are compared to the size of a dinner plate.  It's a show stopper and adds a tropical feel to the garden.


     Each bloom lasts a day or two, but subsequent blooms are continuously popping out such that you might have 20 or more blooms on a single plant.


     Pollinators also love this plant.  It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and beetles, and it's a larval host to Delightful Bird-dropping and other moths.


Swamp Rose Mallow

    • Latin: Hibiscus moscheutos
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Height: 4-7 feet; 2-4 foot spread
    • Spacing: 2-3 feet
    • Light: Full sun
    • Soil: Medium to wet; adapts to medium garden soils
    • Bloom: August to September, white to pink with a dark-pink center
    • Foliage: Broad, greenish-white, deciduous, velvety
    • Pair with: Sneezeweed, Cardinal Flower, Switchgrass
    • Landscape: As a border, sunny wet areas, along streams or ponds
    • Resistance: Salt, wet
    • Native range here
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