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Rose Mallow - Lavatera trimestris-pictures and info

Rose Mallow - Lavatera trimestris is a fast growing, heavily blooming annual shrub, indigenous to Europe and naturalized in many parts of the world.

It grows 60-100 cm (2-3 feet) high and produces large, pink-purple or white flowers, resembling hibiscus or hollyhock flowers.
The pink flower petals are crossed by darker purple veins.

Rose mallow is an abundant bloomer, having a long blooming period, from June all the way until September.
Pink Rose Mallow-close up

Growing tips:

  • Though it is an annual, the rose mallow will reseed itself if left to do it.
  • Saw the seed in early spring at the place where the plant will grow, it doesn't like replanting.
  • Rose mallow is a very adaptable plant, there for very easy to grow. It does best in sandy or loamy soil but tolerates clay as well.
  • No need for fertilizer and it is not picky about the PH level of the soil either.
  • It prefers full sun to light shade and average moisture level.
Rose mallow, with its tropical appearance, is a lovely addition to any garden.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

I'll wager it looks very pretty tucked around nooks and crannies in a garden.

maiaT said...

Honest Kathy, I have no idea what you mean, but it's OKAY.

Joyful said...

It's very pretty.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful color Maia. My mother has something similar to these growing up a trellis in her yard.

Tina said...

Nice picture :)

Jama said...

I love it's gorgeous colour!

Linda Makiej said...

so beautiful!!!

Cheryl said...

I always forget the name of these when I see them. Maybe your beautiful picture and great tips will help me remember!

My garden haven said...

Is it also called rose of sharon? Love the look.
Rosie

maiaT said...

No Rosie, they are from the same family but Rose of Sharon is a different species.
Thanks for the visit.

eden said...

Gorgeous blooms. Thank you for sharing the growing tips.

Lrong said...

Very nice pink colors... I have not really ventured into growing the mallow as yet... one of these days...

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