These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera maritima
Evergreen shrub. Native to the western Mediterranean. Grows quickly to 6–8 ft. tall and about as wide, with gray-green, 2 1/2-in. maple-like leaves and a summer-long show of light pink, 2–3-in. flowers with dark rose veining and a deep purple center. Open grower; cut back hard to keep it compact. Needs partial to full shade in Zones 12 and 13.
Evergreen shrub. Native to the western Mediterranean. Grows quickly to 6–8 ft. tall and about as...
Hardy to 0°F/–18°C, but foliage is damaged by winter cold. Chinese native. Dense, uprigh...
Native to China and northern India. Grows to 30–50 ft. tall and wide, with an irregular habit. R...