Seashore Mallow are currently in bloom all over the garden. They have a long bloom time, extended by the white form that often blooms in September, and are easy to grow from seed.
Seashore Mallow likes rich soil and sun and prefers a lot of moisture in order to perform its best, as it's native to coastal swamps and brackish marshes. When happy it can grow to over 5' in height, 4-5' in width and flowers for 3-4 weeks.
The leaves are fuzzy and a silvery green when covered with dew. Unlike the Hibiscus species (with the exception of Pineland Hibiscus), they suffer little to no Japanese Beetle damage.
But bees love em!
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