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Growing Lavatera (Tree Mallows)

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Lavatera or tree mallow is a name assigned to a perennial semi-evergreen shrub. The genus Lavatera also contains annual plants. This is a guide about growing lavatera (tree mallow).


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February 13, 2006
Botanical Name: Lavatera trimstris
Life Cycle: annual, self-sowing
Planting Time: spring
Height: 2' to 4'
Exposure: full sun to partial shade
Soil: nutrient rich, well-drained soil, moisture tolerant
Bloom Time: summer to frost
Flower: large pink or white hibiscus-like flowers
Foliage: green
Propagation: seeds, self-sowing on bare ground
Suggested Use: back borders, low screens
Growing Hints: In the spring, sow seeds directly in the ground or place seedlings 3 to 4 inches deep at 3-foot intervals. Lavatera are wildflowers and difficult to transplant so they should be planted where you want them to grow. Plants will live one year, flower profusely, and usually die after the first frost. Reseeding is possible on bare ground.
Interesting Facts: A European native, Lavatera is now found in all regions of North America.
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August 17, 2010

This is a picture of a Lavatera flower first thing in the morning with dew on the petals.

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Closeup of Lavatera (Morning Tears)

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