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Lavatera (Subtropical Shrub Mallow)

Subtropical Shrub Mallows from the Macaronesian and Mediterranean region, as well as California (USA) and Australia are excellent pot plants for any well drained, slightly humus rich to inorganic, rocky soil in a sunny spot. Reduce watering to a minimum in winter and keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C. All shrublike species are highly ornamental, robust and easy going pot plants, yet sometimes rather slow growing.
Sow seeds flat at some 15°C to 20°C throughout the year in any well drained, yet humus rich soil. Keep pots in full sun and soil always slightly moist. Seed from most Lavatera species will germinate within 2 to 6 weeks at room temperature. Keep seedlings in full sun, especially in winter months.
10 seeds per package, unless noted differently.

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Lavatera acerifolia (Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow)

Lavatera acerifolia (Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow)

150 (220)cm, Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow is a perennial maple-leafed species native of all western islands, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote (Lavatera acerifolia var. hariensis), where it locally occurs in sheltered rock crevices in the succulent zone at an altitudinal range of some 200m to 700m. It makes most ornamental, large pale pink flowers with a showy dark purple throat. Plants usually will go semi-dormant in summer and shed most of their leaves. With decreasing temperatures in autumn and winter plants will start new growth. Keep slightly drier and preferably rather cool at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun in winter. An easy going and robust species. V-IX.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)1094 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Tenerife)3457 € 0,99*
seed package (ex Tenerife)
(ex Tenerife)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Lavatera arborea (Mediterranean Tree Mallow)

Lavatera arborea (Mediterranean Tree Mallow)

180 (300)cm, Mediterranean Tree Mallow is a showy biannual to perennial woody, branching shrub with erect stems covered with numerous large, intense dark lilac, glossy flowers with purplish central stripes above dark green maple-like foliage. Native of the Mediterranean growing in open spots in coastal areas. For any rich, well drained soil in sull sun throughout the year. Best grown as perennial pot plants, keep drier in winter at a temperature minimum of some 5°C. Seeds from wild collections in Sa Rápita, southern Mallorca, Spain and in the southern Algarve, Portugal.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca)3503 € 0,79*
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
seed package (ex Portugal)5261 € 0,99*
seed package (ex Portugal)
(ex Portugal)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora (California Shrub Mallow)

Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora (California Shrub Mallow)

170 (220)cm, California Shrub Mallow is a semi-evergreen shrub with showy, intense dark pink flowers with violet stripes and palmate, mid green to grayish-green leaves on gray stems. Originally only native on the Channel islands offcoast California it is now widespread in the western USA (California region) for its horticultural value and prefers open, sandy to rocky places. This species is not reliably winter hardy and it is best grown under frostfree conditions throughout the year. Excellent pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate. In winter keep cooler at a minimum of some 10°C with reduced watering. VII-IX.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Laguna Beach)4885 € 3,99
(ex Laguna Beach)
Lavatera maritima (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

Lavatera maritima (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

150 (200)cm, Mediterranean Shrub Mallow is a perennial, woody shrub with acer like, grayish-green foliage and numerous bright pink flowers with lilac veins. A Mediterranean species from coastal areas which has become rather rare due to the destruction of its habitat for tourist activities and by grazing of savaged goats. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 5°C. V-VIII.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca)4596 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
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Lavatera olbia (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

Lavatera olbia (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

170 (220)cm, Mediterranean Shrub Mallow is an utmost beautiful woody shrub from the western Mediterranean with numerous, quite large, brilliant lilac flowers above ornamental greyish green, smoothly haired leaves. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Give some good winter protection against freezing through or cultivate in pots in very cold regions. If grown as a pot plant keep drier in winter with reduced watering at a minimum of some 5°C in full sun. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5238 € 3,99*
seed package
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Lavatera plebeia (Australian Flood Mallow)

Lavatera plebeia (Australian Flood Mallow)

100 (170)cm, Australian Hollyhock or Australian Flood Mallow is a medium sized, annual to semiperennial species with a woody base and is native of SC Australia. It makes mid green, lobed to almost ovate leaves and pale rose flower cups with dark lilac stripes. Easily grown as semiperennial pot plant or as an annual in the garden. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. If grown as a pot plant keep drier in winter at a winter low of some 15°C.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3887 € 2,99