A striking ‘showstopper’, suitable for a wetland edge or raingarden!
This native emergent species is usually found along coastal edges. Prefers sunny, wet and slightly acidic locations, but are adaptable.
Seed pods provide winter interest to the garden. Consider using as a living fence! Host for the lo moth. When given their ideal growing conditions, swamp rose mallow tends to be aggressive in small spaces or when intermingled with less sociable plants. The tops can flop over when in bloom.
Roots and leaves are demulcent and emollient. They can be used in tea to soothe and moisten. Flowers are edible. Pfaf.org
☀ Grows in full-part sun, medium to wet soil. 4-6’ high and spreads. Full sun produces the most flowers.
✿ Dramatic cream to pink flowers bloom July-Aug and can reach 6” across.
✔️ Deer resistant
❆ Winter interest
Size: 1.5 pt
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.