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Lavatera trimestris

Annual mallow


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.

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