Crimsoneyed rosemallow is a wonderful hardy hibiscus for large summer gardens. This semi-woody species originates from central and eastern North America and has an upright, shrubby habit. Its leaves are large, sometimes lobed and have a soft texture. From summer to fall enormous disc-shaped flowers of white with striking red centers appear. Pink and red-flowered selections are also available.
Crimsoneyed Rosemallow is late to emerge in the spring but thrives in the heat of the summer. It grows best in sites with full sun, and most soil types, even poorly drained soils. Japanese beetles favor its leaves, so plants must be protected while these beetles are foraging. Enjoy this large perennial in sunny borders, foundation plantings and moist garden areas.
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Genus - Hibiscus
Species - Moscheutos
Variety - Moscheutos
Common name - Rosemallow mixed
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Perennial, flower
Hardiness zones - 5 - 7
Exposure - Full sun
Height - 5'-8' / 1.50 - 2.40 m
Spread - 2'-3' / 0.60 - 0.90 m
Growth rate - Medium
Bloom season - Early summer, summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, Red, Pink
Soil PH - Neutral. alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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.