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 6 - 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

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 60 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 60 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 6

Edible: Yes, flower petals make a tangy tea or faux pink lemonade.

SizeMedium Shrub

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 70 - 80%

Sun requirements: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well draining soil, but drought and salt tolerant. 

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs.

- Plant soaked seeds 1/16" deep in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Tamp soil, and mulch bed when sowed outside

- Seeds require heat between 20-23 degrees to germinate

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Ornamental Shrubs from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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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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