Hibiscus mutabilis – “Cotton Rose”

Botanical Name: Hibiscus mutabilis

Common Name: “Cotton Rose”


Height: 8 to 10 Feet

Spread: 4 to 5 Feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Bloom: Sep-Nov


Large, usually double flowers which open white then quickly age to rosy-pink are provided in the fall by large, bushy, woody-stemmed shrubs. Here in Lexington, Georgia, they die back to the ground in the winter. A very good choice for placement in the old-fashioned cottage garden. Also known as “Confederate Rose” or “Cotton Rose Mallow.”