Lavatera trimestris Also known as Herb Treemallow. Every stalk is covered with single funnel-shaped blossoms. An explosion of exotic blooms in mostly pink shades, some light and some dark, and the remainder white on 2' tall bushy plants, great for borders. Cut when flowers are unfurling or have just begun to bloom. Vase life is at least one week. Will survive light fall frosts. Botanical name honors the 16th-century Swiss naturalist brothers Lavater, and its three-month bloom time in warmer climes. Start indoors at 70–72° 8 weeks before setting out, growing on at 65–70° days and 60° nights, or direct seed in sunny spot. Space 18–24". ~150 seeds/g. Annual. ②
5171 Lavatera Mix
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.