General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: White to pink with maroon eye
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Rose Mallow
  • Halberd Leaved Swamp Mallow
  • Soldier Rose Mallow
  • Hibiscus
  • Halberdleaf Rosemallow
  • Halberdleaf Hibiscus
  • Scarlet Rose Mallow
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hibiscus laevis
  • Synonym: Hibiscus militaris

Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis) was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 23, 2015.
  • Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Jul 25, 2015 3:22 PM concerning plant:
    This Rose Mallow was among the first natives I planted on our property back in May 2012. I was looking for something that could tolerate the yearly field run-off from the heavy rains. They did not bloom until July 2014. I had almost given up hope, but I was surprised when I looked out one morning.

    The flowers are smaller than the Swamp Mallow, but no less beautiful. The dried seed pods are interesting with rows of small, round, furry seeds.

    This is not a plant that can tolerate drought. They will become droopy and the leaves begin to yellow if they do not get enough water.
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