How to grow Lavatera trimestris

Lavatera trimestris growing herbaceous‎ of the genus Lavatera also known as Annual mallow, Rose mallow or Royal mallow, Lavatera trimestris annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Leaves color green in heart shape lobed 3 lobes and wavy.

Lavatera trimestris flower

Flower color purple, pink or red in bowl shape with petals merges that in the base.

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Requirements for Lavatera trimestris growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple, pink or red flower in bowl shape with petals merges that in the base.

Scientific name:

Lavatera trimestris

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