Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Rose Mallow

Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost), Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Pink / Rose, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds, Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

48 to
60
inches

Spread:

36 to
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
60
inches
Spread: 36 to
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
60
inches
Spread: 36 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in perennial borders, native gardens and along the edge of ponds and streams.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in wet or moist soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Dried Flower
Basic Description

White or pink flowers with red centers grow 4 to 5 in. across. Flowers open for many weeks in mid-summer. Large fuzzy leaves and a shrublike form give this plant substantial bulk in the landscape. Plants generally break dormancy late in spring so be patient.

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