Common Name: Swamp Hibiscus
Scientific Name: Hibiscus coccineu
Origin: Southern Georgia and Alabama to Central Florida
Bloom time: June - September
One of the showiest of native plants, the Swamp Hibiscus grows 3 to 12 feet tall and 4 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.