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Lavatera thuringiaca

Lavatera

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.1m to 1.9m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourPurple pink with dark pink lines.
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lavatera thuringiaca (Lavatera). This perennial produces a glorious display of rose-pink, hollyhock-like flowers all though the summer on sturdy bushes which grow to 1.5m in height. The leaves are soft mid-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

S.E. Europe to W. Asia

Interest and use

Specimen, banks Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, 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

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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