Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 2 to 3'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: White, Red center

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average to wet, prefers rich.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8

Other Names: crimsoneyed rosemallow, scarlet rose mallow, eastern rosemallow

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Swamp Rose Mallow is a hardy hibiscus with a red-centered, large white flower. The showy white blooms open in the morning and close at night. It prefers moist soil but it is adaptable to average conditions as well. It will also tolerate some shade but this could stifle the flower display. If a bushy plant is desired, cut or pinch back when they are 12 inches to promote more branching. They’re very good plants for attracting a wide range of pollinators, and act as the larval host for many different butterflies and moths, a notable one being the Io Moth (pictured above). Swamp Rose Mallow can be used in a rain garden, as well as a perennial border that stays moist.


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2 to 3'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July to September

Bloom Color

White, Red center

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average to wet, prefers rich.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

crimsoneyed rosemallow, scarlet rose mallow, eastern rosemallow

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Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

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