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Scarlet Rosemallow

Scarlet Rosemallow

Common Name:
Scarlet rosemallow
Southeastern USA
  • Red
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
Plant Type:
  • Perennial
Hibiscus coccineus

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

5a  (−20 °F to −15 °F)

5b (−15 °F to −10 °F)

6a (−10 °F to −5 °F)

6b (−5 °F to 0 °F)

7a (0 °F to 5 °F)

7b (5 °F to 10 °F)

8a (10 °F to 15 °F)

8b (15 °F to 20 °F)

9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

Scarlet rose mallow is a perennial in the mallow family. It grows 7 to 9 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Plant in a full sun to part sun in a moist location. The hibiscus has large  scarlet flowers from early summer to fall. Landscape areas are butterflies, pollinators, and ponds.

Fun Facts:
  • The butterfly weed is resistant by deer. Hibiscus flowers can be used to make tea. These hibiscus are cold hardy to -30 F.
Scarlet Rosemallow