Lavatera genus (Tree mallow). The genus contains about 5 species of annuals, biennials, perennials and softwooded shrubs. They have an upright habit with simple to palmately lobed leaves. They are fully hardy to frost hardy and will grow in full sun with well drained soil.
Annuals or Perennials, Semi-evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
Europe and Asia
Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are moderately to very frost-hardy, they prefer a sunny site with well-drained soil.
Softwood cuttings in early spring or summer the perennials, sub-shrubs and shrubs; annuals and biennials by seed in spring or early autumn.
Prone to stem rot and rot.
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