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25/08/2013 at 11:59

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 My wife planted seeds and bulbs in the flower bed earlier this year and I have three of the beautiful flowers, but I haven't got a clue what they are

25/08/2013 at 12:00

Looks like one of the mallows to me 

25/08/2013 at 12:02

It does look like something in that family. Can we havea look at the leaves and the whole plant terry (please)

25/08/2013 at 13:37

Looks like the annual lavertera to me, yes the mallow family.

25/08/2013 at 13:46

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 I have 3 of these plants in my flower bed and they are between 2-3 ft high.. my wife is sure that these have come from bulbs she planted.

25/08/2013 at 13:53

Wooh!  The lavetara usually grows much taller that 2-3ft!  I would say more like 6-8ft tall.  It's the cultivated version of the mallow weed.  Very nice in the right place!

25/08/2013 at 14:04

Lavetera come in all sizes, shrubby, perennial and annual. This looks like one of the annual ones.

Mallow weed is Malva officinalis, same family, different genus

25/08/2013 at 14:57

Think the officinalis is Althaea isn't it - the marshmallow ?  and Malva sylvestris is the more common weed? 

 

This one looks like the Annua Mallow Lavatera  trimestris  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavatera_trimestris

25/08/2013 at 15:12

Yes, I think you're right Dove.

25/08/2013 at 16:11

'Bout time - law of averages and all that 

25/08/2013 at 16:12

You're very often right Dove. 

27/08/2013 at 14:01

Thanks all of you ..

27/08/2013 at 15:19

Those are beautiful. Quite jealous!

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