The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Hibiscus moscheutos, Swamp Rose-mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos 

Swamp Rose-mallow

  • Full Sun
  • Average to high moisture settings, including shorelines
  • In dryer settings their height is around 4', in wet areas they can grow to over 8' tall. Spread of 30" to 48" from a single crown.
  • Summer Blooms
  • Gardens, rain gardens, wet meadows and shorelines.

Hibiscus isn’t a species that comes immediately to mind for many people when thinking of native Ontario perennials, but this lovely plant does perfectly well in out less-than-tropical climate.

Their stems die to the ground each winter, growing back to around 5’ tall in an average moisture location and would definitely be taller in a location with more moisture, likely up to 7’.

A full sun species that enjoys some extra moisture, I’d recommend planting these near downspouts or drainage swales where they can enjoy the rain water. They would likely thrive with other moisture loving species, such as Lobelias, Joe Pye Weed, Boneset and Rough Goldenrod 

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality