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Lavatera trimestris 'Twins Hot Pink'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavatera (lav-uh-TEER-uh) (Info)
Species: trimestris (try-MES-tris) (Info)
Cultivar: Twins Hot Pink


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lilystorm On Jun 22, 2006, lilystorm from San Jose, CA wrote:

I grew this from seed. It has been blooming heavily for the past month and is just stunning. Definitely a new favorite.

Blooms hold up well in heat and the foliage is a nice healthy green, not that you see much of the leaves with the smothering of flowers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California
Arlington, Massachusetts
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bucyrus, Ohio

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