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Hibiscus Marshmallow

Zones: 5-10
Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 48"H x 24"S
Bloom: Pink Shades, Spring to Fall
Pot Size: 3.25”
Availability: SPRING 2021

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Product Features

  • Pollinator
  • Butterfly
  • Native
  • Marshmallow Hibiscus Plants

    Hibiscus Moscheutos

    Also known as the "Swamp Rose Mallow, Marsh Mallow". This plant is a species from Africa, which has been used as a medicinal plant as well as an ornamental plant. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today's marshmellow treat.

    This shrublike herbaceous perennial is a vigorous grower as well as a vigorous bloomer! We have had a Marshmallow Hibiscus growing along a moist retention drain for over a decade, and it is still going strong. Lovely 5" blooms seem to unfurl continuously during its bloom time; the colors range from white to pink, and it looks great when mass planted in groups of 3 or more.

    Provide good mulch in the winter, and cut back in late winter or early spring. Make sure it has moist soil, full sun and good air circulation to deter mildew. It will reward you with graceful and long blooming flowers.

    The marshmallow hibiscus is a strikingly showy plant, found in wet areas such as swamps or marshes in the eastern United States and grows well in the South including Texas and Florida. They are spectacular when grouped together and can be used in place of other shrubs. These hibiscus plants are not good to use for borders as of their spreading nature. They are a great nectar source attracting bees, butterflies and/or birds. Their blooms can be 6 -10 inches in diameter.

  • Characteristics:

    Light:Hibiscus Marshmallow likes full sun or partial shade.

    Water:Water well as this plant likes moist well drained soil.

    Soil:Wet, moist soil

    Uses:The Plants die back during the winter and will return in late spring. This plant is a fast grower and does not need much care. Mulching in winter

  • Once the plant is 2 years old you may harvest the sweet taproot in August leaving a few small roots to allow it to come back in the spring. The roots have a similar taste as parsnips and are eaten fresh, as a vegetable. The leaves individually can be used fresh or dried for teas, tinctures and poultices.

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