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Hibiscus 'Mocha Moon' (Rose Mallow)

Rose Mallow 'Mocha Moon', Hardy Hibiscus 'Mocha Moon'


Hibiscus 'Mocha Moon' (Rose Mallow) is a well-branched, deciduous shrub with large, slightly cupped, pure white flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), adorned with a scarlet red eye. Their slightly ruffled, overlapping petals unfurl as the countless buds open to become wide and flat. Blooming continuously from midsummer to fall, each flower lasts about one day and stands out against the dark foliage of thick, leathery, maple-like leaves. The blossoms are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than only at the top like some older cultivars. When the flowers are finished, their bright lime-green carpels remain, providing a nice contrast with the deep bronze-green foliage. Perfect backdrop or centerpiece for a sunny border.

  • Typically grows up to 4 ft. tall (120 cm) with a spread of 5-6 ft. (150-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Fairly pest and disease free. Watch for aphids, mealybugs and thrips. Deer resistant.
  • Plant in shrub borders or large containers for dramatic summer blooms.
  • Cut it down in spring before new growth appears.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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