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PlantFiles: Rose Mallow, Annual Mallow
Lavatera trimestris 'Beauty Mix'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive SW_gardener 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.



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