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Lavatera olbia ‘Rosea’

Tree lavatera

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  • Lavatera olbia ‘Rosea’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Lavatera olbia ‘Rosea’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.25m to 2m
  • Spread1.25m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lavatera olbia ‘Rosea’ (Tree lavatera). A profusion of deep pink flowers appears throughout the summer with lobed, mid green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Lavatera olbia ‘Rosea’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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

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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