Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis) in the Hibiscus Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Hibiscus laevis Accepted
Hibiscus militaris Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
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"
6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Hibiscus Section MuenchhusiaHibiscus Section Muenchhusia
September 2, 2015

When a plant genus is large, botanists will sometimes divide the genus into sections, which are smaller groups of similar species. Hibiscus is one genus that has been divided into several sections. One of these sections is the section Muenchhusia.

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Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis) was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 23, 2015.

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Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Jul 25, 2015 3:22 PM

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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