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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Shining white flowers are attractive to pollinators and light up the garden. This type of hibiscus is fairly hardy in northern regions.

    Latin Name

    Hibiscus moscheutos


    Family

    Malvaceae


    Also Known As

    Swamp Rose Mallow , Eastern Rose Mallow


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 7'
    Max Spread: 4'

    Uses

  • Rain Garden
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Wet Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern and Eastern United States


    History

    John Bartram sent seeds of this hibiscus to England in the mid 1700s.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
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