Hibiscus grandiflorus

swamp rosemallow

Malvaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-10 ft    Width: 4 ft
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or background screen for wet places.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Depressions in pine flatwoods, brackish and freshwater marshes, edges of lakes and ponds, along rivers, swamps, canals, ditches. Commonly in water but may occur in dry floodplains and dry marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: This is a wetland plant. It is rarely grown, but it has potential in appropriate sites.