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Lavatera - Tree Mallows

Resembling hollyhocks (Alcea), Lavatera (Tree Mallows) is a genus of 25 species of annuals, biennials and perennials boasting large, funnel-shaped, colorful flowers throughout the summer. Easy to grow and low maintenance, they thrive on any well-drained soil and are excellent in coastal gardens. Use them at the back of the border or in large containers, in combination with other annuals and perennials.

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Lavatera maritima (Tree Mallow)

Lavatera maritima (Tree mallow) is a pretty, medium-sized, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with large, luminous, pale lavender flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with a purple throat and reddish-violet veins radiating from it. Blooming heavily throughout the summer, this plant continues to bloom lightly throughout the rest of the year, in optimum conditions.

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Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' (Tree Mallow)

Among the best Lavateras to grow in gardens, Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' (Tree Mallow) is a lovely, medium-sized, semi-evergreen shrub.

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