Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera assurgentiflora
Evergreen shrub. Native to Southern California’s Channel Islands but naturalized on the coastal mainland. Erect growth to 12 ft. tall and wide. Maplelike leaves are lobed and toothed. Rosy lavender, white-striped, 2–3-in.-wide flowers bloom almost throughout the year, heaviest from midspring to late summer. Resists wind and salt spray. Use as a fast-growing windbreak hedge. Will reach 5–10 ft. and bloom the first year from seed. Shear to keep dense. Little to moderate water.
Original species has 2-in., fragrant, deep to pale pink or white blooms borne on 6-in. stems. Selectiv...
Highly variable in size and form. Among the most widely distributed is ‘East Grampians’, a...
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