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Annual Mallow in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lavatera trimestris

 

Annual Mallow

Lavatera trimestris is a tall , and upright, annual with rounded heart-shaped lower leaves, and upper leaves that develop 3-7 lobes. Pink or white flowers from within the leaf axils, appear from mid Summer to late Autumn, followed by disc-shaped segmented seed-heads. Can be treated as a half-hardy biennial by sowing seeds indoors in Autumn and overwintering the plants indoors. This method can produce flowers as early as late Spring

 
plant Features
  • Annual Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Annual Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Annual Mallow is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Annual Mallow likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Annual Mallow

Latin name

Lavatera trimestris

type

Annual

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Annual Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Annual Mallow is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Annual Mallow likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Annual Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Annual Mallow is 0.50meters x 1.20meters 0.50 M 1.20 M

Lavatera trimestris

Lavatera trimestris is a tall , and upright, annual with rounded heart-shaped lower leaves, and upper leaves that develop 3-7 lobes. Pink or white flowers from within the leaf axils, appear from mid Summer to late Autumn, followed by disc-shaped segmented seed-heads. Can be treated as a half-hardy biennial by sowing seeds indoors in Autumn and overwintering the plants indoors. This method can produce flowers as early as late Spring


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Late Autumn

Lavatera trimestris flower from mid Summer to late Autumn. Earlier flowers can be produced by treating the plant as a half-hardy biennial (sowing seed indoors in Autumn, overwintering the plants indoors)

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant Lavatera trimestris in mid to late Spring in a sunny position in soil that is not too fertile, but free-draining

 

Propagating by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seeds in early Spring, indoors, or late Spring outdoors.

 

Propagating by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Sow seeds indoors in Autumn for early flowers the following Spring. Overwinter the seedlings indoors

 
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