Scarlet Rose Mallow

Slender, erect, semi-woody stems with dark green palmate, lightly serrated leaves that sprout multiple short lived blooms throughout the summer. The flowers are a deep crimson color with five petals that do not overlap when fully opened like other hibiscus species, rather they form a star shape with the prominent stamen projecting from the center. Flowers are followed by tubular, ribbed, green seed capsules that brown as they ripen. Thrives in moist soil, but will tolerate average soils with some supplemental watering. Not drought tolerant and will need watering during dry spells. This is a good plant for rain gardens, or low lying areas that have poor drainage. Hibiscus species are good forage for hummingbirds.

Scientific Name: Hibiscus coccineus
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Butterfly Host: Bumelia Webworm Moth (Urodus parvula); Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus); Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui); Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Ribbed cylindrical, okra-like seed pod that turns from green to brown .
Habit: Herb, Shrub
Height: 2-5', 5-8'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: N/A
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Other
Water Needs: Average, Moist, Wet

Price: $10.00

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