Cold-hardy (zone 5) perennial wetland plant that can grow in large colonies. The hirsute leaves are of variable morphology, but commonly found as deltoidal in form and sometimes having up to three lobes. It is found in wetlands and along the riverine systems of the southeastern United States from Texas to the Atlantic states, its territory extending northward to southern Ontario.
Pink flowers with an eye of deep maroon.
Propagation can be accomplished by seed sown 0.6 cm (1/4-inch) below media and kept constantly moist, or by crown divisions during winter dormancy, and some success can be achieved by hard-wood stem cuttings. Numerous hybrids of the native North American Hibiscus species have been released by the commercial nursery trade. In cultivation the species or the hybrids can be an attractive addition to a bog garden or other water feature, not only adding visual appeal but also enhancing wildlife value for nectar-feeders and birds. (source: learn2grow.com)
Genus - Hibiscus
Species - Moscheutos
Common name - Pink Mallow
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 7
Height - 7' / 2 m
Spread - 7' / 2 m
Plant type - Perennial, flower
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, mild alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Germination rate - 92%
Bloom season - Early summer, summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink
|Germination||Sow seeds indoors from February to April.|
Soak seeds overnight and sow 5 mm deep in a well drained potting mix.
Place in very bright and warm (~+22-25) location until germination.
Germination normally takes 7-14 days.