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Lavatera cachemiriana

Lavatera

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.45m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lavatera cachemiriana (Lavatera). An open-branched annual or short-lived perennial herb to 2.5m native to India.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

India

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate annuals, biennials and perennials in the spring or early autumn from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to stem rot and rot.

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