Hibiscus moscheutos

Botanical Name: Hibiscus moscheutos

Phonetic: high-BIS-kus mos-chew-tose

Common Name(s): Rose Mallow/Perennial Hibiscus

Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: (Herbaceous) Perennial
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Alternate, broad-ovate to lanceolate                                                
Leaf Color: Green above and white hairy beneath
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: July-September
Flower Color(s): Pink, rose, red, white

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 5-9
Growth Rate:                                              
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Hydrozone: 3-4
Soil: Needs regular moisture, average to medium wet soil
Pest: Leaf spots, blights, rusts, canker, Japanese beetles, whiteflies, aphids
Features: Large (!) showy flowers, attracts butterflies
Uses: Flowering accent plant, annual, rain garden, borders, specimen, large containers, along streams and ponds, summer hedge

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