Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is NATIVE to Northern Michigan 

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in moist to wet, well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of slightly acidic to neutral soil pH
  • Requires consistent moisture, particularly in warmer climates
  • Hardy in USDA zones 5-9

Features:

The Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) is a stunning perennial flowering plant prized for its large, showy flowers and lush, tropical foliage. Its extravagant blooms, which resemble oversized hibiscus flowers, adorn the plant from midsummer to early fall, creating a dazzling spectacle of color in wetland gardens, pond margins, and rain gardens. This native plant exudes beauty and resilience, adding a touch of exotic elegance to any landscape.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, the Swamp Rose Mallow can reach a height of 4 to 6 feet with a spread of 2 to 4 feet. Its erect stems are adorned with glossy, deep green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for its striking floral display, making it a standout feature in garden beds and borders.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

The Swamp Rose Mallow offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Paradise: Its large, nectar-rich flowers attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in wetland habitats.
  • Erosion Control: The extensive root system of Swamp Rose Mallow helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion along pond margins, stream banks, and other water features, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone areas.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense foliage and abundant flowers of Swamp Rose Mallow provide cover, nesting sites, and food sources for birds, insects, and small mammals, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance.
  • Visual Impact: With its impressive stature and flamboyant flowers, Swamp Rose Mallow adds drama and vibrancy to wetland gardens, water features, and naturalistic landscapes, creating a captivating focal point.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Swamp Rose Mallow is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a statement plant for moist, sunny landscapes.