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Mallow, Rose

Hibiscus laevis

Hardy Plant Bloody Dock

Our only Minnesota Native hibiscus. Gorgeous shrub covered with fabulous white flowers with deep crimson throat. Although the flowers aren’t as dinner-plate large as the cultivated hibiscus, it still is a standout of the garden, and one of the prettiest summer blooming natives in the state. Like all hibiscus, it takes a while to leaf out in the spring, but it is worth the wait. Plant in full sun anywhere the soil won’t dry out. As it also tolerates a few inches of water above its crown, it is a great plant for the bottom of a rain garden too. Can be planted in natural waterways.

Size: 4 to 6 feet

Zone: 2-9

Light: Sun to partial shade

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