AWARD

LAVATERA 'Rosea'

Commonly known as Shrubby mallow

(olbia 'Rosea') - mauve pink flowers, very free-flowering
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen. 3-5 lobed leaves to 12cm (5in) with toothed margins.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Mauve pink
  • Height
    To 2m (6½ft) or more
  • Spread
    To 2m (6½ft) or more
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces stout stems carrying numerous open-funnel-shaped flowers to 7cm (3in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds.

LAVATERA 'Rosea'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Rust, stem rot, fungal diseases.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal racemes 30-50cm (12-20in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Lavatera - Growing Guide
to 2m (6½ft) or more
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft) or more
 

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