Swamp Hibiscus

Common Name: Swamp Hibiscus

Scientific Name: Hibiscus coccineus

Origin: Southern Georgia and Alabama to Central Florida

Family: Malvaceae

Bloom time: Summer

One of the showiest of native plants, the Swamp Hibiscus grows 6 to 8 feet tall and 2 -3 feet wide with five or more stems coming out of the ground. Its does best in full sun and thrives in marshes, swamps, ditches, and wetlands as well as in normal garden soil. Swamp Hibiscus is also attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and birds.