Hibiscus moscheutos

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Hibiscus moscheutos, Linn. (H. palustris, Linn.). Swamp Rose- Mallow. Strong-growing perennial 3-8 ft., the terete st. pubescent or tomentose: lvs. mostly ovate, entire in general outline or sometimes shallowly 3-lobed at the top, crenate-toothed, very soft-tomentose beneath but becoming nearly or quite glabrous above, the long petiole often joined to the peduncle: bracteoles linear, nearly or quite as long as the tomentose calyx: calyx- lobes triangular-ovate; fls. very large (4-7-8 in. broad), light rose-color: caps, globose-ovoid, glabrous. Marshes along the coast from Mass, to Fla. and west to Lake Michigan. B.M. 882. B.R. 1463; 33:7. Mn. 2:161. Gng. 2:227. F.S. 12:1233. R.H. 1907, p. 203 (as var. palustris). G.W. 6, p. 63. H. roseus, Thore, of Europe, is considered to be a naturalized form of this American species. R.H. 1879:10.—One of the best of the rose-mallows, thriving in any good garden soil. Of easiest cult, and perfectly hardy. Blooms in Aug. and Sept. The foliage is strong and effective. The most generally cult, of the hardy herbaceous kinds.

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