Rose mallow is a native perennial plant with beautiful white or pink flowers that bloom from mid-summer through early autumn.
The rose mallow has white or pink hibiscus flowers with five petals. The flowers have a deep pink or burgundy center with a yellow stamen and grow to 6 to 8 inches in diameter. They bloom from mid-summer through early autumn. The rose mallow's leaves are green and wedge-shaped with velvety undersides; the leaves can grow to 8 inches in length. The plant has round stems with tiny hairs and a broad, round base. Rose mallow grows to 7 feet tall.
Rose mallow grows in fresh, brackish and salt marshes and wetlands. It prefers full to partial sun.
Found mostly in the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia, rose mallow also grows in the upper Piedmont Valley.
About one month after flowering, seed capsules mature and turn brown. Seed pods eventually split open, allowing seeds to scatter.