Hibiscus palustris (Swamp Rose Mallow) 30 Seeds
Perennial - zone 5 to 9
- Seeds per package - 30
- Bloom Time - Late summer
- Bloom Color - Pink
- Size - 3-7' X 4-5'
- Culture - Palustris is a wetland plant that prefers moist soil, but it can tolerate average garden soil with regular watering. Full to partial sun.
- Characteristics - This is a non-hybrid plant that doesn't have the characteristic red eye of other Hardy Hibiscus. Sturdy stems grow from the rhizomatous root base every season and die at the end of the season. Bare stems can be cut 2-3" from the ground in fall or early spring.
- Special Features - Showy blooms up to 6" wide. Attracts hummingbirds.
- Germination - Germination occurs at a temperature of 80-85° F. Direct sow in late fall, sowing seeds ¼” deep. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand or perlite in a baggie and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing. To start indoors, sow seeds ¼” deep in a flat or individual peat pots, keeping the soil lightly moist. Keep the seedlings evenly moist during its first year of growth. Transplant outdoors when the danger of frost has passed. This plant adapts well to marshy or consistently wet soil.
Packaged for 2017