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...
Medium-size, very hardy fan palm (to 10°F/–12°C or lower). Moderate to fast growth to 30...
China. Not as vigorous, large, or hardy as the American native C. radicans, but flowers are s...