Hibiscus, Hardy Details

Hibiscus, Hardy

  • Also Known As: Rosemallow, Crimson-Eyed Rosemallow, Swamp Mallow
  • Botanical Name: Hibiscus moscheutos
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Container, Deer Resistant, Focal Point/Specimen Plant, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Red, Pink, White
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (Hummingbirds especially) Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3'


This perennial produces giant flowers, sometimes 10 to 12 inches in diameter. It grows natively in Texas, but is mostly available in varieties that have been produced by hybridizers. Grasshoppers can be a problem pest. Good cultivars include 'Southern Belle,' 'Lady Baltimore,' and 'Lord Baltimore'. Plant blooms continuously all summer.

Perennial Care Guide

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