Hardy Hibiscus for Your Summer Garden
Hardy Hibiscus - photo by Laura McKillop
The Earth Laughs in Flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Want your garden to laugh in summer? Giggling with pink, red, and white? Then the hardy Hibiscus moscheutos or Swamp-rose Mallow is the answer for you! And butterflies love them! ( It is a host plant for Gray Hairstreak butterflies.)
('Disco Belle' Pink Hibiscus - Johnsen Landscapes & Pools. photo by Laura McKillop)
Johnsen Landscapes & Pools - photo by Jan Johnsen
Hibiscus moscheutos is a tall, cold-hardy perennial with huge flowers that is a native to wetlands and riversides of southeastern United States from Texas to the north Atlantic states. It naturally grows in large colonies.
(Jan Johnsen - that is 'Blue Shag' White Pine and Sedum Autumn Joy in front)