- Family name: Malvaceae
- Host plant for: none
- General description: Tall, erect herbaceous perennial with alternate, deeply divided leaves and large, bright red flowers, often up to 8 inches across. Adaptable. Prefers wet conditions in full sun to partial shade but will tolerate most garden situations with regular moisture. Height may limit use in smaller landscapes. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
- Type: Perennial
- Flower: Large, showy, bright red flowers
- Bloom time: Late spring and summer
- Soil type: Moist to wet fertile soils
- Maximum height: 6 feet
- Candidate for home gardens: Easy to cultivate. Showy plant for a back border.
- Availability in nursery: Occasional
- Frenquency in the wild: Common
- Habitat: Wetlands
- County: Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Hillsborough, Lake, Levy, Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Volusia, Wakulla
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