General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 18 - 48 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: White with a hint of pink radiating from the center
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 7-21 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/16 inch
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Annual Mallow
  • Rose Mallow
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Malva trimestris
  • Synonym: Lavatera trimestris

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Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-07-09
Grown in part sun (western exposure).  Plant is shorter and less
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-07-04
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-07-04
Plant grown in a southwestern exposure with ample water.
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  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Jul 16, 2013 5:43 PM concerning plant:
    Lavatera is a favorite of mine because the plants form compact bushes and are covered in flowers most of the summer. I have Dwarf Pink Blush planted in full sun, partial sun & morning sun only. The plant grows taller in full sun but can require staking if you have lots of wind. I prefer its habit in partial afternoon sun where it is somewhat shorter but just as bushy. The plant grown in morning sun is lanky and tall with very few blooms.
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KelliW On January 11, 2020 Seeds sown
wintersown outdoors in jug, zone 6b
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