Rose mallow

A fairly hardy species of hibiscus, that you should plant ideally near a pond in warm climates, with large flowers often of a bright pink, sometimes red or white.
Common name : Rose mallow
Scientific name : Hibiscus moscheutos
Family : Malvaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
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Hibiscus moscheutos - the rose mallow - is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, usually found in wetlands in the wild - and popular as a houseplant - as it is relatively easy to grow and is loved for its huge, spectacular flowers. It may bloom right from the first year, between June and September, and grows very quickly to reach up to 2 meters in height. In mild climate, it is grown as a deciduous perennial, all the aerial parts disappearing from the first cold to start again the following spring: well protected under a thick bed of mulch it can resist to -12 ° C frosts. Elsewhere, you will need to grow it in a pot, and shelter it during winter, or grow as an annual. There are many cultivars, often herbaceous, while the type species becomes woody over time. Popular cultivars include 'Kopper King', with its crisp purple foliage, and huge red-eyed rose flowers, 'Lady Baltimore' with soft pink satin flowers, 'Lord Baltimore' with dark red flowers, or 'Albus' ', a hybrid with white flowers with a red heart.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 100 - 250
pH 6.6 - 6.9

Plant my rose mallow

In a pot or in open soil? It's all a matter of your location : your winters are harsh, often below -12 ° C? You will your rose mallow in a pot, which you will have to bring inside before the first frosts. If your winters are milder, you can plant it it in open soil. In both cases, rose mallows require a lot of firect light, a soil or substrate always moist with good drainage. Plant between March and April, or in a very warm area, possibly in the fall. In pots, plant in a mixture of garden soil and well decomposed compost, in a large pot - 20L minimum.

Water my rose mallow

Rose mallow requires a lot of water, especially in summer. Never let the medium wither! Water less in the autumn, stop completely in winter.

Repot my rose mallow

If you keep your rose mallow in pots, repot it every 3 years, renewing all of the medium.

Cut down my rose mallow

When your rose mallow begins to lose its leaves, cut it back and add a thick layer of mulch on top - at least 20 cm!

Shelter my rose mallow

Before the frosts, or as soon as your rose mallow begins to lose its leaves, cut it back.

Put outside my rose mallow

After the last frosts, you can take out your pots - find a sunny situation for them!

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