Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis or H. moscheutos)

  • beautiful, large tropical-looking flower with hues of pink to white
  • grows quickly
  • does best in consistently moist soil
  • full sun
  • reaches upto 5 feet tall
  • blooms in July, August, September
  • hardy in zones 4 - 9
  • space 3 feet apart
  • attracts bumblebees, hummingbirds
  • host plant for Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady & Checkered Skipper butterflies;  also a host plant for the IO moth (pictured above)
  • for a similar variety try H. moscheutos unless you live in zone 4
  • NATIVE STATE LISTING for Hibiscus laevis

    AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

  • NATIVE STATE LISTING for Hibiscus moscheutos

    AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV 


PEACE LILY greenhouse & nursery

"Gardening with a humanitarian purpose."

Please visit the group Pollinator Friendly Yards on Facebook.  Leslie Nelson Inman was my initial inspiration.  Hopefully, she will be yours.