Native to Missouri, Rose Mallows are beginning to bloom right now.
Rose mallows, like their cousins swamp mallows, are easily gown in average, moist to wet soils and are ideal rain garden plants. They bloom profusely in full sun, but can tolerate a very lightly shaded environment. Good air circulation is also important to avoid disease. Primarily blooming in shades of pink to pure white, mallows have a long bloom period, usually from early July into October. Although many varieties average about 4 feet in height, some will reach up to 7 feet. Bushes tend to be upright with an airy feel. They are beautiful in massed groupings and are a favorite of many butterflies. Because of their slightly hairy foliage, deer tend to avoid them.