Hibiscus lasiocarpos | Hairy Fruited Rose Mallow | False Cotton | 10_Seeds

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This is Hibiscus lasiocarpos, also known as Woolly Rose-mallow, Hairy-Fruited Hibiscus, Woolly Mallow, Rose-mallow, and False Cotton. This shrub gets up to 8 feet tall and likes to live in full sun to partial shade. The Rose, Mauve, Magenta, Pink, Purple, and White blossoms are on display from late Spring until Early Fall. These blossoms attract a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. A ground nesting solitary specialist bee called Ptilothrix bombiformis nectar and pollen this plant to feed itself and its larva. Hibiscus plants in general are a nectar source for the Orbed Sulphur, Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak, Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak, Dukes Skipper, Large Orange Sulphur, White Angled-Sulphur, Yellow Angled-Sulphur, and Monk butterflies, and larval hosts for the Bumelia Webworm and Pearly Wood-nymph moths, and the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly. These plants make for some very nice cut flowers and they are very deer resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 10.