Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Saltmarsh Mallow


Also known as Kosteletzkya virginica

Plant Specifics

Size:5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Phenology:Blooms sporadically all year in the southern part of its range. Winter dormant in the north.
Habitats:Salt, brackish, or fresh water marshes, sloughs, ditches, borders of mangrove and other swamps, wet forest clearings.


Recommended Uses:Wetland wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand



Attracts hummingbirds.  

Attracts butterflies and various pollinators.