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Swamp Mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp Mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos

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Swamp Mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp Mallow, also known as Hardy Hibiscus or Rose Mallow, is a stunning native perennial prized for its large, showy flowers and robust growth habit. With its towering stems and vibrant blooms, Swamp Mallow adds a touch of tropical flair to any garden or landscape.

Growing Conditions:

- Flourishes in moist to wet soil, making it ideal for boggy or marshy areas.

- Requires full sun for optimal flowering, but can tolerate some shade.

- Hardy in USDA zones 5-9, but may benefit from winter protection in colder climates.

- Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist.

Maintenance:

- Prune back dead or damaged stems in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth and improve overall appearance.

- Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy foliage and abundant flowering.

- Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds.

- Divide large clumps every 3-4 years to rejuvenate the plant and prevent overcrowding.

 

Wildlife Attraction:

- The large, showy flowers of Swamp Mallow are a favorite among pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

- Provides habitat and food for various species of butterflies and moths during their larval stage.

- The dense foliage offers shelter and nesting sites for small birds and other wildlife, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

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