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.
From southern Europe. Grows 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Oblong, coarsely toothed leaves. Many lon...
Native to Texas. To 6–18 in. high, 10–12 in.wide,with erect, leafy stems more or less cove...
Stiffly branching plants to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, covered in summer and fall with rounded, papery, c...