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Seashore Mallow


Kosteletzka virginica

Seashore Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica) grows in brackish, swampy conditions, shallow standing water, or regular garden soil.  It has large beautiful flowers and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.



photos copyright Hester Burch


Soil Moisture: Moist

Light: Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2) , Acidic (pH<6.8)

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)



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