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Marsh Hibiscus


Hibiscus moscheutos

Description: A shrubby perennial with numerous sturdy stems arising from a single crown. The large, heart-shaped leaves are grayish-green above and hairy-white below. The showy, five-petaled, creamy-white flowers have a conspicuous band of red or burgundy at their bases from which a tubular column of yellow stamens extends.

Growing requirements of this and other Elms Nursery plants

weathered seed pods

photos copyright Hester Burch


Flowering Period: July - September

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Light: full sun

Soil pH: >7.0


Height: 3-5 feet

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