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Lavatera thuringiaca
Lavatera thuringiaca
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Lavatera thuringiaca

Tree Mallow

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.316.080

Tree Mallows are all the rage in European gardens, and now becoming better known here in North America. Plants form a large upright bush of heart-shaped leaves, bearing loads of pink hollyhock-like flowers all summer long. This is actually a woody shrub, but is usually cut back hard each spring to a height of about 6 inches. Plants may need to be staked, especially in windy areas. In Zones 5 to 6 plants should be mulched for the winter. Gardeners in cold winter regions could consider this as an annual that flowers for the whole summer and fall.

Further details for
Lavatera thuringiaca

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-210 cm
   47-82 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.