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

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


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive darylmitchell On Jul 15, 2006, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

I bought these as a six-pack of bedding plants in the spring of 2006. One weak plant died while I hardened them off, but the other five survived. I planted three in the ground, facing south in a windy, exposed area. I gave the other two to a neighbour. The flowers are big and beautiful, and the plants are pretty easy to care for. The stalks are sturdy and they can withstand strong winds with ease. However, their flowering cycle ends earlier than most other annuals and once it's done, the whole plant rapidly declines. Still, I will definitely include these in future gardening plans.

Positive LilyLover_UT On Jan 16, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Pink Beauty' is a truly lovely flower, and it blooms prolifically from mid summer to fall. Lavatera is easy to grow from seed, and sometimes it self-sows.

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