These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera trimestris
Mediterranean native reaches 3–6 ft. tall and wide from spring-sown seed. Satiny flowers up to 4 in. across. Species is seldom seen in gardens; more commonly grown are named varieties with blossoms in white, pink, rosy carmine. Bloom extends from midsummer to frost if spent flowers are removed to halt seed production.
Perennial in Zones 1–24, H1; often grown as annual in all zones. Native to California and Oregon...
Parent of popular hybrid G. X grandiflora. Has been largely replaced in garden cultu...
Standard market strawberries are hybrids (Fragaria x ananassa). Plants have toothed, roundish...