Hibiscus Moscheutos Fujin is a deciduous compact rose mallow shrub with large red-centred pale pink flowers.
Hibiscus Moscheutos is better known as the common rose mallow or the swamp mallow. Fujin is a cultivar bred from Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus coccineus. It’s a small, strongly performing rose mallow suited to UK climate conditions and small gardens.
Rose Mallow Rujin’s flowers have five overlapping pale pink / white petals with blush pink tones and a deep pink centre holding white stamens. The blooms measure 15 cms across and cover its long arching stems in summer. Foliage is mid-green, lance-shaped and stays in place all summer through to autumn before falling with the frosts.
This is a great choice for a potted container or the mid to front areas of a flower border.
Height and Spread of Hibiscus Moscheutos Fujin This is a compact mallow that’s much better suited to small gardens than its 2-metre-tall cousins such as Hibiscus Syriacus varieties. Fujin will reach a height of half a metre and spread across the same.
How Hardy Is Hibiscus Moscheutos Fujin Rose Mallow Fujin is hardy in the UK and will cope with freezing winters if the roots are well-drained. It can deal with some drought and rarely gets pests or disease.
How To Use Hibiscus Moscheutos Fujin This is a great choice for country cottage style gardens with its knee-high pink-white flowers. It suits the front of a summer flowering border and will grow in well-watered and fed containers on the deck or a balcony.
Rose mallow flowers are large, open-centred, and tend to be one of the last to flower in summer so they attract plenty of pollinators looking for late season nectar in a wildlife friendly garden.
How To Care For Hibiscus Moscheutos Fujin Rose Mallow Fujin will grow in full sun to partial shade and is not fussy about soil types or pH. It can tolerate exposed areas but does best in a sheltered spot to avoid damage to the blooms.
There’s no need to prune but you can cut the stems down to 10 cms in winter. New stems will emerge in spring.
Mulch well in early spring to cut down weed competition and provide nutrients for the growing season.