Come Mallow Out with Our Hibiscus

Submitted August 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM

The Mallow family brings the garden a wealth of beautiful summer bloomers that are just waiting to dazzle you as you take a relaxing stroll through the garden.

White Chiffon Rose of Sharon   White Chiffon Rose of Sharon  'Notwood Two'

This dense, hardy shrub grows up to eight feet tall and is awash in pure white blooms with lacy centers from mid-summer through to frost.

Southern Hibiscus  Hibiscus coccineus 

Large, deep red flowers glow on this perennial that can reach up to ten feet in height in the summer.

Rose of Sharon    Hibiscus syriacus 

Hibiscus are beloved by pollinators and are a great choice for drawing both compliments and bees into your garden.

SummerificTM Mallow   Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'

Giant, dinner plate sized, cranberry red flowers and decorative, textural buds make quite a show on this compact perennial.

Fireball Hibiscus    Hibiscus 'Fireball'

Once the flowers have shuffled off their mortal coil, sculptural seed pods provide interest into winter.

Munro's Globemallow    Sphaeralcea munroana 

One of Utah's native mallows, this silver-green perennial sports long wands of apricot-orange flowers.

These and many more marvelous Mallows can be found throughout the Garden and are waiting for you to explore, come rain or shine. There are choices that are wonderful for nearly any type of garden, whether you're looking for a lush tree or water-wise forb. This is a great time to visit the Garden for the spectacular summer blooms and the abundance of upcoming events. Be sure to check out the banner on the home page for all of the wonderful events coming up!

Photos by Sarah Sandoval

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