These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera maritima
Native to 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.
Native to western Mediterranean. Grows quickly to 6–8 ft. tall and about as wide, with gray-gree...
Plants are grown for spikes of freesialike flowers. In mid to late spring, each flowering stem produce...
Hybrid between P. caerulea and P. alata. Among the best-known, most widely planted p...