Lavatera bicolor

Maritima Lavatera

This hollyhock relative includes both annuals (Lavatera trimestris) and several evergreen shrubs. All are easy to grow and become tall fast. Some, like Lavatera assurgentiflora, can reach 10 feet the first year and provide quick, colorful screening. Like other fast-growers though, they tend toward rank, weedy growth if not cut back.
Lavatera bicolor, Maritima Lavatera
Prune this prolific summer bloomer hard for compact plants and to promote bloom. New growth is covered with soft, white down.

Attributes - Lavatera bicolor

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink, Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 8 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Lavatera thuringiaca
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