Hibiscus moscheutos - swamp rose mallow
A great accent plant with spectacular blooms.
Hibiscus moscheutos is a vigorous perennial that is native to wet spots. It has large hollyhock-like flowers that typically only last 1 or 2 days but at the peak of bloom, a large plant can produce 20 or more flowers per day. It is a good plant in low spots or wet areas particularly effective along streams or ponds. Also good as a temporary summer screen or hedge or grown in a large container.
"Plants host caterpillars of gray hairstreak, painted lady butterflies, skippers, and several moths." New Moon Nursery
Height: 2 to 3ft
Sun: Full sun
Bloom color: Deep Burgundy red
Bloom time: July to Sept