Tree Mallow
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Red Rum'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavatera (lav-uh-TEER-uh) (Info)
Species: thuringiaca (thur-in-jee-AH-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Rum
Additional cultivar information:(PP13898)
Hybridized by Rigney
Registered or introduced: 2001

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Boulder Creek, California

San Leandro, California

Jeffersonville, Indiana

Reno, Nevada

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Alvarado, Texas

Arlington, Washington

Sumner, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 18, 2011, grapevinegarden from Alvarado, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Although I haven't seen this plant bloom yet (since it was planted on the cusp of our intense summer heat last year) I'm already impressed. I think I would like it just for the foliage. It withstood the heat and humidity well, drooping only slightly when it was over 100 degrees in a part sun south-east setting. Here (zone 7b/8a) we just had an unusual spell of temperatures in the lower 20's and upper teens for several days. This plant held its leaves unscathed. Now that it is established, I'm eager for the bloom!