The Main Plant entry for Hardy Hibiscuses (Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos)

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Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 10b
Plant Height:4-6 feet
Plant Spread:2-3 feet
Leaves:Deciduous
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Pink
Red
White
Flower Time:Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds:Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators:Various insects
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Hardy Hibiscus

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Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio gardenDate: July 2011Hardy Hibiscus
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b.Date: 2010-07-30This plant is a host plant for the Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melin
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 7-11-2017seedling bloom
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2008-08-22
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Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio gardenDate: July 2007Hardy hibiscus
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: Blue Elbow Swamp, Orange County, TexasDate: June 20, 2013The Texas Travel Information Center on the Texas, Louisiana borde
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-08-27
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-12-02
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: May 30, 2016This is a pink form of Hibiscus moscheutos that is often sold und
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Location: Indiana  zone 5Date: 2016-06-18
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-09
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-09-28Leaf and  petiole arrangement on stem - unopened seed pod.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-09-28Opened seed pod with seeds.
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Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio gardenDate: July 2011Hardy Hibiscus
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-08-27
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-18
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Location: Winchester, NHDate: 2014-07-31size of my hand and now there is 5 or more blooms at once can't w
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Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-25
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Location: ILDate: 2011-10-10
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b.Date: 2010-07-30Very long-lived plant. This one has been in part-shade conditions
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-12-02
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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 1, 2014 8:23 PM

Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) is a larval host plant for the Grey Hairstreak Butterfly.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 8, 2012 12:29 PM

Flowers of this Hibiscus are a clear bright pink or white without a red center. Give it full sun and average to wet conditions.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 9, 2012 8:30 AM

The large flowers can measure up to 8" in diameter. Several waterfowl species reportedly eat the seeds.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 23, 2013 12:11 AM

"Hibiscus moscheutos (Swamp-rose Mallow or Rose mallow) is a cold-hardy perennial wetland plant that can grow in large colonies. The hirsute leaves are of variable morphology, but commonly found as deltoidal in form and sometimes having up to three lobes. It is found in wetlands and along the riverine systems of the southeastern United States from Texas to the Atlantic states, its territory extending northward to southern Ontario.

There exists in nature numerous forms and petal colors range from pure white to deep rose, and, except for one genome, all have an eye of deep maroon. Taxonomic consensus is lacking for the nomenclature of the multiple sub-species. The complete flowers are born apically, whereas the related Hibiscus laevis carries bud and bloom along the stem. In Canada it is listed as a species of special concern by the Species at Risk Act.

Propagation can be accomplished by seed sown 1/4-inch below media and kept constantly moist, or by crown divisions during winter dormancy, and some success can be achieved by hard-wood stem cuttings. Numerous hybrids of the native North American Hibiscus species have been released by the commercial nursery trade. In cultivation the species or the hybrids can be an attractive addition to a bog garden or other water feature, not only adding visual appeal but also enhancing wildlife value for nectar-feeders and birds."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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Posted by Natalie (North Central Idaho - Zone 7a) on May 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The foliage may be used as a butterfly larval host by Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers, and others.

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Plant Events from our members
HorntoadOn May 30, 2016Bloomed
From seeds sown 2014.
HorntoadOn April 23, 2015Seeds germinated
HorntoadOn April 15, 2015Seeds sown
MrsBinWYOn December 15, 2017Seeds germinated
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MrsBinWYOn December 7, 2017Seeds sown
Chipped & soaked seeds for 48 hours. (Seeds had swelled after 24 hours (or less), but I didn't get them sown then.) Sowed seeds in milk jug, room temp. 25 seeds from 2015G.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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That is stunning, but it does not look like H. radiatus to me. by poisondartfrogOct 23, 2013 5:54 PM0
foliage by poisondartfrogAug 10, 2014 6:14 AM1
New Natural Hybrid by HorntoadAug 6, 2016 6:02 PM17
June Blooms by HorntoadJul 13, 2016 11:12 AM49
Trying, but not succeeding. . . ok, a little help here, please? by BetNCJan 23, 2016 8:06 PM2
of the Day: Crimsoneyed Rosemallow (Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos) by HorntoadNov 24, 2015 6:01 PM0
Bloom Now by HorntoadJun 21, 2014 8:27 PM0
Hardy Hibiscus by clintbrownOct 25, 2017 6:28 PM708

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