Hibiscus coccineus


Scarlet Mallow

One of the largest and most beautiful of America’s native plants. Has 6”, saucer-like, scarlet red flowers on upright stalks. Palmate green foliage with burgundy tones adds tropical texture. Leave the stalks in winter to enjoy ornamental seed pods. Group in average to moist locations: ponds, streams, rain gardens. Does well in rear of perennial borders.

Full sun. Height 3-6’. Spread 2-3’. Zones 6-9. Native to swampy soils of the South, but still performs well in average soils.

4.5″ pot