Hardy Hardy Hibiscus (Giant Rose Mallow) Blush Rose (15 ct seed pack)
An old fashioned favorite and staple in Southern and Midwest Gardens.
Although tropical in appearance, these stunning white and crimson flowers can thrive in cooler climates. They really like wet areas in the wild, but can also be grown in a well-watered garden.
Though many of the plants in the Hibiscus genus grow in tropical or semitropical regions, several hardier species such as this one are native to North America. Experimental gardener Thomas Jefferson included this species of hibiscus in his list of native plants that had possible medicinal value. The influential pioneer of American gardening Bernard McMahon spoke very favorably of this flower, recommending it for home gardeners in 1806. The genus name Hibiscus comes from the Greek word for "mallow," the name of a common flower. In the language of flowers, hibiscus signifies delicate beauty or gentleness.