Scientific Name: Hibiscus moscheutos (incl. hybrid cvs.) Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:hardy hibiscus, swamp rose mallowTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:MalvaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Lobed, Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Ovate, Deltoid, Palmately lobed, Incised, Dentate
Flowers: Cyme, Dark-red, Violet, Red, Pink, White, Purple, Jul- Sep- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Schizocarp, Brown, Oct
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Mixed shrub border, Container planting, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, margins toothed, incised to form 3(-5) lobes, pubescent undersides, up to 15 cm long; flowers up to 18 cm wide. (H. 'Red Wine' has dark purple leaves and dark red flowers.)