Hibiscus moscheutos

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Common Name: Swamp Rose Mallow

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, organically rich soil, strongly acid to neutral pH.  4-8 feet height; blooms summer into fall; red, pink or white flowers with a crimson center; spreads slowly by seed.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region: Statewide except absent in southwest corner of state

Easy to grow from seed. Vigorous, sturdy, erect plant with dinner-plate sized flowers up to 8-10 inches in diameter.  May need staking.  Good for wetland gardens.  Japanese beetles can be a serious pest at times.

Swamp Rose Mallow - Hibiscus moscheutos 2
Photo by John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/