The first Rose Mallow to bloom from seed THE FIRST YEAR -- no more waiting around for those huge, lovely blooms! And what a terrific variety it is, with 8-inch flowers that swirl open each morning to reveal a cranberry-red center. Altogether an easy and very, very heavy-blooming sun-lover.
These flowers are the size of dinner plates, and they almost hide the foliage at the height of bloom season, crowding onto well-branched but compact plants just 2 to 3 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. Expect the first buds to unfurl in midsummer, followed by dozens more before the season ends in late fall.
This Hibiscus likes very moist, even wet soils, growing happily at water's edge. During dry spells give it extra moisture as needed to keep the flowers coming. Beyond this, it is virtually carefree. Zones 5-10.