Hibiscus coccineus / Hibiscus moscheutos...or commonly known as Scarlet Rose Mallow, or Rose Mallow, or Mallow Rose, or Wild Cotton, or Swamp Rose, or probably as most of us know it...Perennial Hibiscus.
Not a tropical hibiscus, not Rose of Sharon, perennial hibiscus actually die back during the winter and new shoots come roaring back when soils warm in the spring, providing years of brilliant colors in the landscape and perennial gardens. Native to wet lands, swamps and marshes, years ago perennial growers found this plant would also be very tolerant of drier soils, and became a favorite in the garden. You’ll find many selections available, growing 3-8’ in height, different shapes and colors of foliage, but it’s the stupendous flower colors and the sizes of the flowers (4-10 inches in diameter – “bigger than dinner plates!”) that will blow your doors off! (Pinks, reds, lavenders, and much more.) Sun / Part Sun / Tolerant of soil types dry to wet / Does well in containers, too!