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Marsh Hibiscus, Hibiscus Grandiflorus Is A Unique Species Known For Its Rose-Colored Blooms And Hardy Nature

The marsh hibiscus, also known as the Hibiscus moscheutos in scientific terms, commonly referred to as the rose mallow, is a flowering plant in the family Malvaceae and a cold-hardy perennial wetland plant that can grow in large colonies. Its fuzzy leaves are of variable morphology, commonly deltoidal in shape with up to three lobes, and it grows in wetlands and the eastern United States' riverine systems. With over two hundred hibiscus species, the marsh hibiscus is one of the more unusual and more significant varieties, with a striking pinwheel-like flower, along with its vigor and hardiness when grown in ideal conditions.

With its sturdy stems, the marsh hibiscus can grow up to over six feet tall and up to four feet wide, and its deep-red and showy five-petalled flowers add a dash of color to garden sites in the summer. Numerous forms of the marsh hibiscus and cultivars exist in nature, with petal colors ranging from pure white to deep rose and an eye of deep maroon. As a popular garden plant, it can be propagated by seed or by crown divisions during winter dormancy—hard-wood stem cuttings help in achieving success. The commercial nursery trade has released numerous hybrids of the native North American Hibiscus species to be cultivated and used in bog gardens or other water features.

Marsh Hibiscus-Hibiscus Grandiflorus Thrives In Wetlands And Shallow Areas

As its name states, this species of hibiscus thrives in sunny, humid, and moist conditions, such as that of swamps and marshes. An excellent choice for planting around ponds and shallow areas less than four inches deep also works well as a border plant with its height. The marsh hibiscus may require staking, depending on their height and position. While blooms may last only a day or two, they still bloom continuously and replace the old ones, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. It is considered herbaceous to semi-woody, so it will die back in the winter before producing new growth in the spring.

The marsh hibiscus flourishes under full sun or partial shade, and while they tolerate shade, this may only cause the plant to flop and collapse. This plant also prefers sandy, loamy, or clay soils, and it can cope with wet soils with medium drainage, unlike other plants; if you live in drier regions, mulching can help retain the soil's moisture. The marsh hibiscus has to remain moist throughout the period from spring to fall, and it prefers hot and humid summers, which gives more reason for it to have a good layer of mulch during the winter.

Marsh Hibiscus-Hibiscus Grandiflorus is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

Are you on the lookout for stunning flowers to beautify your garden? Marsh Hibiscus is a perfect fit for you. Marsh Hibiscus (Hibiscus Grandiflorus), also known as Rose Mallows, are perennial flowers famous for their stunning flowers, warm formation, ability to grow in enormous colonies, and bloom throughout the year. 

Marsh Hibiscus is one of over two hundred hibiscus species that exist. What distinguishes these stunning plants from other species is their appearance. When they begin to bloom, the flowers of these plants are pink, with a purple or dark pink base at their core. The flower grows five petals that look like pinwheels. The leaves that grow underneath the flowers vary in morphology but are often three-lobed.

There are multiple kinds of Marsh Hibiscus, ranging from white to dark pink or even maroon. Like tropical hibiscus, they grow to regular dinner plates flourishing close to mashes and other wet locations. Once these plants begin to bloom, they produce flowers until winter and begin this process again during spring.

Marsh Hibiscus is typically located in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Although it does better under wet weather conditions, the flower can flourish in numerous environmental conditions. It allows them to grow well under heat in southern climates and even in freezing temperatures like North Carolina and Virginia.

Although they can tolerate many kinds of soil, they grow better when plated in low spots, especially around streams and ponds, so that they can have easy access to wet soils. Hibiscus thrives in sunny areas but not too hot. If they are planted in hot climates, they should be shielded from direct sunlight to prevent scorching and watered at least twice daily.

Plenty of extra space should be given when planting Marsh Hibiscus to have enough room to itself when it eventually begins to spread. And if they are to be planted alongside other plants, they should be planted judiciously as they are naturally colossal.

When boosting the flower production of a Marsh Hibiscus, a slow-release organic food can be sprinkled on the root zone and supplemented with a water-soluble food. When new growth begins, you should prune the old woody stems to allow new foliages to come in. Layers of mulch can be applied around the plant in colder climates when they begin to die to provide insulation layers.

Marsh Hibiscus is the perfect feature for outlandish gardens and dwellings with moist soil. They are an excellent fit for potted gardens and decorations. What's more? When extracted, hibiscus moscheutos is used for skin care, to treat digestive inflammations, prevent hypertension, reduce blood sugar levels, and lower blood pressure. 


Hardiness Zone: 7 to 11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Height at maturity: 3 to 8 feet tall

Ship As: Bareroot

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  • 5

    Such a lovely bloom that grows along my manmade steam in my farm. Really exciting to watch it bloom.

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