Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

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Hibiscus moscheutos is a vigorous shrubb-like wildflower with multiple upright stems. It prefers sunny locations with rich soil, but it can tolerate a range of conditions including drought, clay, and even some standing water. The showy flowers are attractive to a wide range of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and moths.TRIVIA:  The exotic appearing supersized flowers are pollinated by native long tongued bees including the specialist Rose Mallow Bee.  Blooms provide nectar to ruby throated hummingbirds and a variety of insects.  Plants host caterpillars of gray hairstreak, painted lady butterflies, skippers and several moths including the Io Moth and Delightful Bird-Dropping Moth.Flowers usually open between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. EST.  Hibiscus moscheutos was used in a floral clock created at the New York Botanical Garden.Interesting Notes:For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HIMO

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