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This plant has no fragrance
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Pretty pink flowers cover this green perennial shrub during hot summer months. Lavatera has 25 plants species with annuals, biennials and perennials. The tree Lavatera is a large perennial with flowers in the second year. Many look-a-like flowers have moved from the Lavatera to the closely related Malva genus. Previously known as Lavatera thuringiaca, this plant's name change was announced by NATAG (RHS Nomenclature and Taxonomy Advisory Group) in the June 2021 edition of The Plant Review.
Common problems with Lavatera
Usually problem free!
How to harvest Lavatera
Harvest seeds after flower when mature and dry.
How to propagate Lavatera
Seeds grow easily when sown in Spring in a prepared flower bed. Keep moist until seeds have germinate.
Softwood cuttings in early spring or summer the perennials, sub-shrubs and shrubs; annuals and biennials by seed in spring or early autumn.
Special features of Lavatera
Attracts useful insects
Pretty butterflies live from the leaves of Lavatera and are attrackted to the flowers.
Make a quick temperary hedge screen.
Pretty 5 petal white to pink flowers.
Other uses of Lavatera
Specimen, banks Suitable for coastal conditions.