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Hibiscus Marshmallow
Hibiscus Marshmallow

Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 5-10
EXPOSURE: 48"H x 24"S
SIZE: Full to Part Sun
BLOOM: Pink to Crimson, Summer to Fall

Availability: Spring 2020

Description Briscoe's Tips Use Them!

Marshmallow Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Moscheutos

Also known as the "Swamp Rose Mallow, Marsh Mallow". This plant is a species from Africa, which has been used as a medicinal plant as well as an ornamental plant. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today's marshmellow treat.

This shrublike herbaceous perennial is a vigorous grower as well as a vigorous bloomer! We have had a Marshmallow Hibiscus growing along a moist retention drain for over a decade, and it is still going strong. Lovely 5" blooms seem to unfurl continuously during its bloom time; the colors range from white to pink, and it looks great when mass planted in groups of 3 or more.

Provide good mulch in the winter, and cut back in late winter or early spring. Make sure it has moist soil, full sun and good air circulation to deter mildew. It will reward you with graceful and long blooming flowers.

The marshmallow hibiscus is a strikingly showy plant, found in wet areas such as swamps or marshes in the eastern United States and grows well in the South including Texas and Florida. They are spectacular when grouped together and can be used in place of other shrubs. These hibiscus plants are not good to use for borders as of their spreading nature. They are a great nectar source attracting bees, butterflies and/or birds. Their blooms can be 6 -10 inches in diameter.

Zones: 5-10

Size: 48"H x 24S"

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Pale Pink to Crimson, Mid Summer - Fall

Uses: This showy plant is found in marshes and swamps and sea coastal areas. It grows well in the Eastern United States as well as in the South including Florida and Texas. This plant is wonderful when grouped with other plants. Not used as a border plant as it grows too large.

Tips: The Plants die back during the winter and will return in late spring. This plant is a fast grower and does not need much care. Mulching in winter

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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