Hibiscus is a vigorous, upright grower, with large watermelon-red flowers that are attractive to pollinators. Twenty-eight species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant. Although Hibiscus is native to wetlands of the Southeastern US, it will grow in average soil as well. It is very late to emerge in the spring, so be patient with this beauty!
Hibiscus moscheutos, Eastern Rose Mallow - Watermelon Red
- Height: 6'. Huge, pinkish-red, showy flowers in summer, with a long bloom period. Easily grown in average to moist soil. Sun to part shade. Host plant. Native. Attracts pollinators.