rose mallow


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rose mallow

n.
Any of several hibiscuses having large pink or white flowers, especially Hibiscus moscheutos, native to eastern North American wetlands and widely cultivated as an ornamental.

rose mallow

n
1. (Plants) Also called (US and Canadian): marsh mallow any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus Hibiscus, such as H. moscheutos, of E North America, having pink or white flowers and downy leaves
2. (Plants) US another name for the hollyhock

rose′ mal`low


n.
any of several plants of the genus Hibiscus, of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.rose mallow - showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowersrose mallow - showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
2.rose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowersrose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
hollyhock - any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
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Hibiscus syriacus Oiseau Bleu The rose mallow is a deciduous bush with violet flowers.
ROSE MALLOW LAVATERAS are a cottage garden favourite and great, quick and easy plants that will fill a mighty gap during the summer either in a sunny border or containers on the patio.
Sometimes called the Changeable Rose, Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose or Dixie Rose Mallow, depending on where you live in the world, it can grow to around four metres with a spread of perhaps three metres.
For pure aesthetics, their plantings include rattle trap, wild ginger, wild geranium, Solomon's seal, rose mallow, cardinal flower, New England aster, wild oats, purple cone flower, stiff switch grass, wild petunia, little blue stem, downy skullcap, wild columbine and many other all-American beauties.
Boots' Botanics range also has a facial mist with rose mallow and bergamot at pounds 2.
Some nurseries also carry rose mallow in 1-gallon ($4 to $5) and 5-gallon ($15 to $18) containers.