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PlantFiles: Tree Mallow
Lavatera thuringiaca

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavatera (lav-uh-TEER-uh) (Info)
Species: thuringiaca (thur-in-jee-AH-kuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral EstelleMirage On May 23, 2008, EstelleMirage from Ste-Victoire
Canada wrote:

Blooms steadily from July to September above a dense foliage, with flowers of 4 to 8 cm diameter. This is May of their third year and the foliage is already forms dense and tall. This plant does not spread much and the seeds do not germinate much outdoors (Canadian zone 5a, which is USDA 4). It tolerates dry soil well. It has only one bad point: it does not tolerate transplantation.

Regional...

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

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San Francisco, California
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Brady, Washington
Touchet, Washington



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