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Lavatera assurgentiflora

Malva rosa

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height1.25m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourDark pink-purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Lavatera assurgentiflora (Malva rosa). This is a frost-tender, deciduous shrub. Grow in coastal gardens and it can be used as a windbreak, it is also tolerant of dry conditions. It produces grey twisted trunks with rich red-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are moderately to very frost-hardy, they prefer a sunny site with well-drained soil. You can propagate annuals, biennials and perennials in the spring or early autumn from seed.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in early spring or summer the perennials, sub-shrubs and shrubs; annuals and biennials by seed in spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to stem rot and rot.

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