Halberd-Leaved Rose Mallow Seed Pack
Halberd-leaved Rose Mallow: Hibiscus laevis
Hibiscus laevis is a marshland plant native to the eastern and central United States. Formerly known as Hibiscus militaris, due to the leaf shape resembling the 15th-16th century halberd spear.
This herbaceous perennial prefers sunny, moist locations. It grows 4-6' tall and 2-3' wide and produces beautiful white to pink flowers with a crimson eye atop tall stems from early to late summer. The plants are ideal for perennial borders, cottage gardens and native plant gardens.
Start seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1 seed per cell in a plug tray and cover seeds with 1/4" of germination mix. Water and move the tray to a warm environment and keep the germination mix moist but not wet. When roots reach the bottom of the plug tray and begin to wrap, transplant seedlings into larger container. When the seedlings reach 6-8" in height, transplant into the garden. USDA Zones 4-9.