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American scarlet rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Swamp hibiscus, Swamp mallow , Texas star, Texas star hibiscus

This vigorous deciduous perennial or subshrub has palmate leaves which are divided into narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaflets. In mid summer into autumn it produces scarlet flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi-hardwood

Geography

Origin
South East of America

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Malvaceae
Flower colour
Red
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, mealybugs & thrips. It can also suffer from powdery mildew.

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