Rose mallow is a shrub-like perennial with multiple stems arising from a single crown. Large, heart-shaped leaves. 4-6″ flowers that may be pink or white, with a burgundy center. Individual flowers last only for one day, but flowers appear consistently throughout the season. Needs consistent moisture and well-drained soil. Pinch back growing tips when they reach 8” and again at 12” if bushy plants are desired. Appreciates good air circulation. New growth shoots are slow to emerge in spring. However, once new growth begins, it proceeds quite rapidly. In spring, cut back any remaining stems to 4-6 inches tall before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. Attracts hummingbirds and bees.
‘Cherry Choco Latte’ is a brand new, long blooming Hibiscus with a smaller size that is more suitable for tighter spaces. Very large, 8-9″ flowers are white with intense deep pink veining and a notably large red eye. Attractive dark olive green foliage has bronze highlights.
Height: 4 ft.
Spread: 4 ft.