General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet (90-120 cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: The lobed leaves are maple-shaped and grow to about 4 inches long and wide.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: If growing indoors.
Scarify seeds
Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus
  • Rose Mallow
  • Swamp Mallow
  • Hibiscus

'Lord Baltimore' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 10, 2015.
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Date: 2015-08-30
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TX
Date: 2014-06-26
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Location: My house in Portsmouth.
Date: 2012-08-11
This is my two shrubs they are maintenance free, I never do anyth
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2015-08-30
Location: Northwest NJ.
Date: 2017-08-27
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 06-05-2022
First bloom ever!
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2015-08-30
Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Date: July 24, 2020
Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’
Location: Labour of Love Landscaping & Nursery, Glover, Vermont
Date: 2015-08-29 
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'

Date: 2013-07-25
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-07-27
Location: Back yard, north west corner.
Date: 2011-09-30
Location: Leland, NC
Date: 2022-06-27
Location: Falls Church, Virginia, US
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: Falls Church, Virginia, US
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: Falls Church, Virginia, US
Date: 2020-07-20
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Leland, NC
Photo by mattsmom
Location: In my 8 garden
Date: 2016-07-01
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TX
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 5 August 2016
One of a plethora of blooms produced by my Lord Baltimore on 5 Au
Location: Back yard, north west corner.
Date: 2011-07-16
Location: Leland, NC

Date: Jun 27, 2006 1:37 AM
Location: Falls Church, Virginia, US
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: Falls Church, Virginia, US
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: 2016-07-28
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2008-08-18
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2008-08-18
Photo by virginiarose
Location: Leland, NC
Date: 2020-06-11

Date: 2013-07-25
Photo by virginiarose
Photo by virginiarose

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 5 August 2016
Up close and personal with the business portion of the flower on
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Comments:
  • Posted by virginiarose (Virginia - Zone 8a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:07 AM concerning plant:
    It comes back every year bigger and better. It's drought tolerant, but will not bloom unless it rains. Mine has grown to be almost 7 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Flowers are about 8 inches wide.
  • Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Dec 3, 2011 6:47 AM concerning plant:
    Stunning, huge, dark red blooms on this beauty. Blooms for months here in my zone 4a garden, only stopped by frost. Unfortunately, a choice foodsource of the dreaded Japanese Beetle.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 28, 2012 5:33 AM concerning plant:
    Modern cultivars began with Robert Darby who named his two most famous successes after Lord and Lady Baltimore. During the 1950's Darby created 'Lord Baltimore' --a solid red hybrid--by crossing several quite common, but at that time largely unknown, wild hibiscus species found in wetlands from Louisiana to New Jersey. Most wildflower enthusiasts have never seen one in the wild.


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