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Hibiscus grandiflorus

Velvet Mallow, Swamp Rosemallow, Large-flowered Hibiscus

Scientific Name:

Hibiscus grandiflorus

Genus:

Hibiscus

Species Epithet:

grandiflorus

Common Name:

Velvet Mallow, Swamp Rosemallow, Large-flowered Hibiscus

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June, July, August

Habitat Description:

Tidal marshes, lakeshores, wet flatwoods and savannas.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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