Lavatera is blooming all summer !
Hello Friends ! This Lavatera is one of my all time favorite shrubs especially that it grows fast and is one of the longest blooming shrubs around !
USDA Zone: 6-9
Plant number: 1.316.080
Tree Mallows are all the rage in European gardens, and now becoming better known here in North America. Plants form a large upright bush of heart-shaped leaves, bearing loads of pink hollyhock-like flowers all summer long. This is actually a woody shrub, but is usually cut back hard each spring to a height of about 6 inches. Plants may need to be staked, especially in windy areas. In Zones 5 to 6 plants should be mulched for the winter. Gardeners in cold winter regions could consider this as an annual that flowers for the whole summer and fall.
Further details for Lavatera thuringiaca
Optimal Growing ConditionsAppearance and Characteristics
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Normal or Sandy or Clay
Soil pH Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
Soil Moisture Average or Moist
Care Level ModerateFlower Colour Deep Pink
Blooming Time Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall Mid Fall
Foliage Color Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form Border Containers Cut Flower Rabbit Resistant Massed Specimen
Flower Head Size Medium
Height 120-210 cm 47-82 inches
Spread 90-120 cm 35-47 inches
Foot Traffic None Growth Rate