Lavatera thuringiaca – Tree Mallow

Lavatera thuringiaca - Tree Mallow

M grew these old Finnish heirlooms from seed, 2007, planted in large bed, will be trying these in wild field next year 2009

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

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined

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

About the Author

David

Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'