Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Halberdleaf Rose Mallow

Hibiscus laevis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Stream Edge, Wetland
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Pink / Rose, White
Fall Color:

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Pink flower with dark pink center and green foliage.
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

48 to
72
inches

Spread:

36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
72
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
72
inches
Spread: 36 to
48
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Along waterways and in rain gardens. Also pollinator gardens and native plant gardens where it will provide a tropical flair.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant where soil can be kept consistently moist. Will spread by seed.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Hardy hibiscus with large tropical-looking flowers, typically white (sometimes pink) with reddish centers, frequented by bumblebees late summer into fall. Plant is tall and shrublike with distinctive triple-lobed leaves.

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