Hardy Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Mallow



This tropical-looking beauty may surprise you: it's actually native to southern and eastern North America. Commonly called Swamp Mallow or Rose Mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos blooms 5" soft pink to white flowers from July to September. It doesn't fade even on the hottest summer days.

While Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Mallow is happy in normal garden conditions, it is great for boggy and wet soil like the swamps and watersides where it originates. It prefers full sun and will not bloom if it gets too much shade.

It is late to emerge in spring (like all Hardy Hibiscus), and can be pruned early in the season to maintain a smaller size. 

Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Mallow perfect for wetland, pollinator, and native gardens!


  • Common Names: Swamp Mallow, Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Normal to wet
  • Height at Maturity: 84 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 48 inches
  • Bloom Color: Multi-Colored
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

We recommend leaving up the old stems for the winter; they will provide a sculptural element to the garden, as well as mark the plant location. The stems are hollow, and so leaving them intact may also prevent winter moisture from traveling down the stems and rotting the crown of the plant.
Cut them back in early spring to within a few inches of the ground. They will be very slow to break dormancy; they emerge later than most everything else in the garden.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.