Hibiscus Seeds - Crimsoneyed Rosemallow

(Hibiscus moscheutos) Perennial shrub. Deciduous. Zones 4 - 10

Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, also known as Swamp Mallow, is a vigorous and hardy native perennial that has become a threatened species. Rosemallow grows up to 8 feet, with many sturdy stems, and spreads by root masses. It will thrive in a wetland or water garden and tolerates frost. 

The grayish-green leaves are heart-shaped. The large, creamy white flowers have a band of burgundy, like an eye at the center, against which bright yellow stamens stand out in contrast. The alluring, five-petaled flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinators. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 10

Edible: No

Size: Small shrub

Growth Rate: Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No 

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 70 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full sun 

Soil Preference: Moist, acidic, well-drained



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours.

STRATIFICATION: No stratification period is required

SEEDING: Sow soaked seeds on the soil surface, tamp down gently. Prefers soil temperatures of at least 24°C for germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 15-30 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $6.99

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