Water hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) sometimes called swamp mallow or swamp rose mallow is a medium size shrub that has stunning 10-12 inch flowers. They range in colors from white to deep red. This hibiscus is hardy to Zone 5 and up. This hibiscus prefers moist soil or water up to 4 inches deep but will tolerate even dry soil. Plant in sun to part shade. Its average height ranges from 24 inches to 36 inches and will spread 2 – 4 feet.
This is a very easy bog plant to grow and performs well needing little care. Its the perfect bog plant for along your pond, stream or bog area. You’ll be amazed at the butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to this plant.
When wintering over cut back the stems. This plant can be propagated by division.