There is disagreement and confusion about whether Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus palustris constitute separate species, subspecies, or varieties, and we are not in a position to clarify! We are proceeding with propagating and selling the form with the clear (no maroon throat) pink flowers, and ovate, pointed leaves occasionally 3-lobed (as compared to ssp moscheutos, which has mostly white flowers with reddish-purple centers and lower leaves that are often three-lobed). This Rosemallow palustris is a very showy, vigorous herbaceous perennial 6-7′ tall occurring on edges of swamp forests in the piedmont, coastal plane and mountains of NC. Flowers range from pure white to to pure deep pink with a prominent staminate column and interesting fruits. Flowers are axillary, borne along the stems. Rosemallow palustris grows very well in sunny, moist- to-wet locations but also in upland garden sites. It attracts bees and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. The USDA distribution map linked below is for H. moscheutos.