Annuals forum: Lavatera for 2011

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 3, 2011 9:21 AM CST
There are some interesting varieties offered in the seed catalogues.
T&T Seeds has Pink Blush 16" , Silver Cup 2', Novella (bright rose)14"
Stokes Seeds has Mont Blanc (White) 24", Silver Cup & Novella
Veseys Seeds has the Regris Series (White,Pink, Ruby & Mix) 2 - 3'
William Dam Seeds has Silver Cup, Mont Blanc and Beauty Mix 24"
McFayden has Twins Hot Pink 12-20"
Dominion Seed has Twins Hot Pink, Cool White 12-20", Beauty Mix & Silver Cup

The shorter ones are great in large containers
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Jan 4, 2011 11:40 AM CST
Hmmm...the only ones new to me are Novella and Pink Blush. I've planted all the others in the past...Thanks!
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Jan 4, 2011 12:26 PM CST
Maritima and Barnsley are two I like to grow, too, but harder to find seeds for them.
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Jan 4, 2011 6:53 PM CST
isn't there an orange malva of some kind? i can't find it now but have seen it in the past. any help?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Mar 21, 2012 7:05 PM CST
I wish I knew what variety Hirts Nursery really sent me. I have huge amounts of seed (F2 seed if my mail-order plants were hybrids or chimera).

Hirts SAID they were Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley', but they never looked bicolor at any point.

From reading, I guess real 'Barnsley' is a "periclinal chimaera" of the cultivar 'Rosea', (and something else??). It can revert to plain 'Rosea' under stress, and I suppose my tiny tiny plugs were stressed before I moved them outside and they had a chance to flower.

But I would guess that seed collected fom a "chimera" would be at least as variable and untrue to the parent as F2 seed from an F1 hybrid parent.

I don't know: would you like any seeds from whatever-it-is?

P.S. This bush is totally perennial for me. I cut it down to 6" every winter, but they have come back for me 2 years now. I'm Zone 8, and what I read says they're hardy to Zone 5 or so.


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