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...
Slow to moderate growth to 8–35 ft.with equal spread. Normally has basal suckers, stem sprouts.
The larger, more aggressive species. Leaves to 3 in. long, flowers to 2 in. across; mounds to 1–...