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Common rose mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos and cvs.

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Hibiscus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Red'

This bold, strong-growing, woody-based perennial hibiscus has erect stems reaching up to 8 feet tall with 8-inch-wide, funnel-shaped flowers with spreading petals in shades of pink, white, or crimson.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil. Needs long, hot summers to flower well.

PropagationDivide in spring. Root greenwood cuttings of shrubs in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsRust, fungal leaf spots, bacterial blight, Verticillium wilt, viruses, and stem and root rots. Whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, mites, Japanese beetles, and caterpillars.

  • Genus : Hibiscus
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red, White
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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