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

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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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.