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|Botanical Name:||Lavatera trimstris|
|Life Cycle:||annual, self-sowing|
|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|
|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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This is a picture of a Lavatera flower first thing in the morning with dew on the petals.