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Hibiscus coccineus

Scarlet rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus is a tall showy plant. It is native to the southeast along the coast, but is often found cultivated throughout the region. This species can reach up to eight feet tall during the growing season, and has large red flowers that bloom in the summer. These flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. It becomes fully dormant in the winter, but if the dead stalks are left in place they become excellent over-winter pollinator habitat. Hibiscus coccineus plants like to be in wet, full sun areas. It has a slight salt tolerance. It is great for stormwater plantings, wetland mitigation, or as a specimen plant in a rain garden.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Hibiscus coccineus - 4 inch

Scarlet rose mallow

84 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Hibiscus coccineus - Plug

Scarlet rose mallow

698 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea
Hibiscus coccineus - Large Plug

Scarlet rose mallow

250 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Flowering Perennial

Mature Height

  • Up to 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Vegetated Shelf
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Wetland Mitigation