Hibiscus coccineus


Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back the woody stems in the spring.  Remove old flowers just to tidy it up.

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Striking perennial with its red flowers and size, but hummingbirds might like it more.

  • Large 6" red flowers
  • Maple-like leaves on tall plant
  • Attractive in winter with decorative seed pods

At home in ponds, along rivers and in soggy marshes, but can thrive in the perennial garden as well.

Height: 5-8 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Zone: 6-9
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about Mallow:

Each bloom lasts one day, but pretty red flowers are produced in huge numbers. Though it is the late to come up in the spring, this plant will quickly grow to reach its full potential.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Summer Bloomer
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Long Blooming
  • Specimen
  • Fast Growing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Native

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Moist, Well-Drained