Rose Mallow Mix Lavatera Trimestris is a robust, fast growing, shrubby annual plant native to a Mediterranean region. It is the best to plant Rose Mallow Mix seeds directly outdoors in spring, but the seeds can be started indoors for earlier bloom. Also called Tree Mallow, Annual Mallow, Royal Mallow, and Malva Trimestris, Lavatera Trimestris grows into a fairly tall, freely branching shrub that is covered with numerous, large, up to 4 inches across, satiny, ice-white, pink or rose colored flowers. Rose Mallow grows quickly and blooms heavily for many weeks in summer and fall, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Rose Mallow Mix is a popular annual flowering shrub for flower beds, borders, and container planting. Lavatera Trimestris seeds have to be covered slightly with soil, and the established Rose Mallow tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, thriving in full sun but tolerating some partial shade. Rose Mallow can re-grow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
PLANT PROFILE Season: Annual Height: 24-48 Inches Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Environment: Sun Soil Type: Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.0-8.0 USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS Sow Indoors: Winter (6-8 weeks before last frost) Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch Germination Time: 15-20 Days