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Rose Mallow

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: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jul 12 to 2001 Aug 92002 Jul 5 to 2002 Aug 92003 Jul 25 to 2003 Aug 282004 Jul 19 to 2004 Sep 32005 Jul 20 to 2005 Aug 302006 Jul 20 to 2006 Aug 172007 Jul 20 to 2007 Aug 162008 Jul 25 to 2008 Aug 292009 Jul 29 to 2009 Sep 12011 Jul 15 to 2011 Aug 152012 Jul 20 to 2012 Aug 72013 Jul 19 to 2013 Aug 212014 Jul 6 to 2014 Aug 62015 Jul 14 to 2015 Aug 212016 Jul 20 to 2016 Aug 12
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