Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

[hibiscus_moscheutos]

Jefferson is not known to have grown Rose Mallow at Monticello. However, in his Notes on the State of Virginia, he does include "Syrian mallow Hibiscus moschentos" among the state's medicinal plants that "would principally attract notice." It is an herbaceous perennial that is native to low, marshy sites in eastern North America. John Bartram sent seeds to England in the mid-1700s, and it was recommended for American gardens by Bernard McMahon in 1806.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Pink, Purple, White Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.009742,-78.453401

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 12 – Aug 92002: Jul 5 – Aug 92003: Jul 25 – Aug 282004: Jul 19 – Sep 32005: Jul 20 – Aug 302006: Jul 20 – Aug 172007: Jul 20 – Aug 162008: Jul 25 – Aug 292009: Jul 29 – Sep 12011: Jul 15 – Aug 152012: Jul 20 – Aug 72013: Jul 19 – Aug 212014: Jul 6 – Aug 6