Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Hibiscus moscheutos (Swamp or Eastern Rose-mallow)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This stately perennial is native* to wet areas such as marshes, swamps, riverbanks, and moist meadows and woods scattered around the eastern United States. While each of its flowers lasts only a day, it can be covered with up to 20 striking, saucer-shaped blooms at a time.

*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to DC and MD, common in the Coastal Plain of DE, and concentrated near the Delaware River in PA. It is common in the Coastal Plain, frequent in the Piedmont, and infrequent in the mountains in VA. In NoVA, it is native to Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.

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