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Other common names
tree mallow 'Rosea'
Lavatera arborea 'Rosea' Lavatera olbia 'Rosea'
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Rosea' Lavatera 'Rosea'
Lavatera can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs, with long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers in summer
'Rosea' is a vigorous medium-sized, semi-evergreen, often short-lived subshrub with hairy, greyish stems and leaves. Flowers to 8cm in width, light pink
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds in frost-prone areas. Often short-lived
Propagate by taking softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Cut down growth in autumn
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to stem rot, soil-borne fungal diseases and a rust
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