Candide
Download the free app
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Candide logo
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
1/2

Lavatera

Lavatera thuringiaca

Tree Lavatera, Garden-tree malva (Eng.)

1/2

Pretty pink flowers cover this green perennial shrub during hot summer months. Lavatera has 25 plants species with annuals and biennials. The tree Lavatera is a large biennial with flowers in the second year. Many look-a-like flowers have moved from the Lavatera to the closely related Malva genus.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest seeds after flower when mature and dry.

Propagation

Seed
Seeds grow easily when sown in Spring in a prepared flower bed. Keep moist until seeds have germinate.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Pretty butterflies live from the leaves of Lavatera and are attrackted to the flowers.
Hedge plant
Make a quick temperary hedge screen.
Attractive flowers
Pretty 5 petal white to pink flowers.

Geography

Origin
Mediterrean, Australia and North America
Natural climate
Subtropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Personality

Family
Malvaceae
Flower colour
Pink, white and almost red.
Scent
None

Problems

Usually problem free!

Download the free app

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play