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Questions About Rose Mallow Plants

Asked by
flowers on
April 27, 2011

Q. Rose Mallow Hibiscus

How tall does the Rose Mallow hibiscus get? Does the Rose Mallow hibiscus also need pruning, and if so, when?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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Hibiscus plant height can vary depending on the variety; however, most tend to grow upwards to 10 feet. Those grown in containers will be considerably smaller, as their growing space is limited. Pruning can also help minimize the growth of these plants. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

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Asked by
DiBArt on
September 15, 2013

Q. Lavatera

I had a thriving Lavatera. This year at flowering time it started to droop and die. I cut it right back and it does have new foliage appearing. Does anyone know what happened?

Answered by
Heather on
September 24, 2013
Certified Expert
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It could have been several things. A fungus or a root problem sounds most likely as when you cut it back, it started to recover.

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Asked by
sylvieellis on
July 26, 2014
coastal uk

Q. lavatera

Lavatera bloomed great for few weeks. Now buds not opening though watering well. Will it bloom again this year?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 26, 2014
A.

Not knowing what kind of mallow you have, I can't say whether its flowering season is over, but when you're having problems with a plant, the first thing to look at is the culture. Again, since I don't know the variety of the plant we're talking about, I can't make anything but general suggestions; you might try cutting back on the water, adding bone meal to the soil, or looking for bugs that consume flower buds.

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Asked by
tnelson23 on
June 28, 2016
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Q. type of flowers

I do not remember planting these flowers. Can you tell me what kind they are?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2016
Certified Expert
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You likely did not plant Mallow, but it grew as a weed.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/common-mallow/controlling-mallow-weeds.htm

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Asked by
JVogt on
July 28, 2016
Zone 5, Chicago area

Q. Swamp rose mallow

Can I divide swamp rose mallow (like a hosta)?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 29, 2016
Certified Expert
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Asked by
PEGGY M TUCKER on
April 23, 2017
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Q. rose mallow leaves

The leaves on my rose mallow turn yellowish brown and shrivel up every year. The flowers don’t seem to be bothered. What could be causing the leaf damage? I see no pests.

Answered by
Alisma on
April 26, 2017
Certified Expert
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This could be a disease called hollyhock rust. Please see these articles for more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hollyhock/hollyhock-rust-in-gardens.htm
http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/hollyhock-rust/

If it's not that, some other possibilities are discussed in this article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

Plants in the hibiscus family, like rose mallow, often develop yellow leaves. They tend to be sensitive to the problems discussed in the above article.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 14, 2017

Q. Rose Mallow

My Rose Mallow plant has been adorning my garden for 3 yrs now. We have been thru a few bug problems and survived. This summer, in Ontario, which has been very hot and humid, the leaves are turning yellow and dropping. Because of the extreme heat I water when plant starts to wilt or, every other night. This plant is my garden joy so I don’t want to kill it. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 14, 2017
Certified Expert
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Watering is key to the health and growth of you Rose Mallow.
I would increase the watering to keep your plant from wilting.
When the plant wilts, it's all ready stressed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/swamp-hibiscus/swamp-hibiscus-plant-info.htm

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