Regis Mix Lavatera
Lavatera trimestris. This hardy Annual, commonly known as Mallow, is a cousin of Hibiscus and Hollyhock. Upright plants have attractive dark-green foliage and large flowers that bloom profusely all summer. The Regis Mix comes in soft pink, carmine-rose, pure white and many have a lovely veined pattern. Direct sow in spring. Height 24-36”. Approximately 70 seeds/pkg.
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.