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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    One of the most cold tolerant hibiscuses, this plant has pale pink flowers with a red eye. It adds an interesting texture to the summer border.

    Latin Name

    Hibiscus laevis


    Family

    Malvaceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    August - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Water Plant
  • Rain Garden
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Wet Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern and central United States


    History

    John Bartram listed this plant for sale in his catalog in 1770.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
    Sold at Mount Vernon

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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