Dwarf Pink Blush Lavatera
Lavatera trimestris. Commonly known as Mallow. Lovely bushy plant cloaked with gorgeous white flowers is accentuated by blushing pink centers. This dwarf plant is stylish in containers and eye-catching in borders. Excellent as a cut flower and attracts bees and butterflies. Blooms June through September. Height 28".
May be started in peat pots 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Does not transplant well, so is often direct seeded in early spring or late fall. Soak seed 24hrs then chip seed coat with knife or sandpaper. Cover seed with 1⁄4-1⁄2 inches of soil. Space plants 12 inches apart in full sun.
Water, fertilize and deadhead regularly.