European species with flowers of medium size color Pale pink slightly veined. Must be cultivated in the shores of lakes and ponds on wet ground or submerged by a few cm of water. Not sensitive to frost.
Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. palustris, it is known in Italy as hibiscus Palustre. is a perennial herbaceous vigorous, spread as well as in Italy also in some regions of France and Portugal. In nature we find in wetlands and marshes along streams and ponds; It reaches almost 2 meters in height, and is formed by a woody base from which branch off pubescent and starred stems, which lead ovate-lanceolate leaves of 13-15 cm in diameter. The inflorescences are white-pink, widely funnel-shaped and about the size of 3-15 cm. In autumn, the plant loses its leaves and most of the aerial part will dry up. Next spring will again develop into vigorous manner. In nature, these plants form large colonies near swamps or rivers slow and shallow. It should be grown in shallow areas of lakes and streams, immersed in at most a few centimeters of water.
He likes full sun and rich, neutral ground.
It is a very hardy plant that can stand the cold. It endures harsh winters with temperatures as low as -28 ° C.
NATIVE: In Italy it is widespread only in Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany and Lazio