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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.

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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: 
July 12, 2001 to August 9, 2001July 5, 2002 to August 9, 2002July 25, 2003 to August 28, 2003July 19, 2004 to September 3, 2004July 20, 2005 to August 30, 2005July 20, 2006 to August 17, 2006July 20, 2007 to August 16, 2007July 25, 2008 to August 29, 2008July 29, 2009 to September 1, 2009July 15, 2011 to August 15, 2011July 20, 2012 to August 7, 2012July 19, 2013 to August 21, 2013July 6, 2014 to August 6, 2014July 14, 2015 to August 21, 2015July 20, 2016 to August 12, 2016July 18, 2018 to August 9, 2018July 11, 2019

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