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Hibiscus lasiocarpos - Woolly Rose Mallow

Hibiscus lasiocarpos is gorgeous in the Summer with its 4 inch white blossoms with dark red centers. The Woolly Rose Mallow is native to wetlands in the northern part of the Central Valley in California. Hibiscus lasiocarpos is a perennial that spreads by underground runners. The California Hibiscus often still goes by the latin Hibiscus californicus in the trade. Hibiscus lasiocarpos grows to 6 feet tall and spreads to 3 feet or more in width. The Woolly Rose Mallow is winter deciduous, plants are likely hardy into the low 20°s F or high teens. Hibiscus lasiocarpos is easy to grow in sun or shade on the banks of ponds and wetlands and requires regular water in a garden setting. Hibiscus lasiocarpos is a great plant for attracting the Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly, Painted Lady and Northern White Skipper to you garden.

Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Woolly Rose Mallow

Flowers and foliage of Hibiscus lasiocarpos - Woolly Rose Mallow. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Hibiscus Genus featured on this site:
Hibiscus sabdariffa * Roselle
Hibiscus syriacus Jenne D'arc * Double White Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus Lavender Chiffon * Semi Double Pink Rose of Sharon