Rose Mallow, Annual Mallow
Lavatera trimestris 'Beauty Mix'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 17, 2009, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Spring sowed mid-April and started blooming early/mid-July. Lovely colours, so far only the pink has opened which looks similar to but lighter in colour then 'Silver Cup'. The mix also contains a light pink with a deeper toned throat, a white and may also contain a deep pink. Lightly fragrant.