Very easy to grow annual in full sun (at least 6 hours). Seeds are easy to collect once the seed pods are dry & store well over the winter until the next spring.
We love the pink but have not grew the white till this year.
Performs exceptionally well here in western Pennsylvania
The first flower of the season. Shaped different from all the rest.
After the rains started, the flowers became larger and better formed.
The flowers vary from 2 inches to 1 inch. This is the smallest flower to date.
Lavatera trimestris seedling
'Twins Cool White'
Several L. trimestris planted close together.
All of a sudden my pink lavatera are growing white ones right from the pink plant. Beautiful!
Early June. This color mix was sown in late April, they seem most encouraged by hot days.
Just over two months old, in early July. Between 3 and 4 feet tall, starting to form buds.
Buds and two open flowers
Ripe seed pods, late August.
Rose Mallow in my friend's early November Waihi garden, New Zealand
Rose Mallow cluster
In a friend's garden in Waihi, NZ