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Lavatera trimestris 'Mont Blanc'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is a modern variety of an old cottage garden plant, very hardy and fast-growing, and freely seeding itself for future years - the ripe seeds are easily gathered for storing before pulling plants up in the autumn. It is a native of southern Europe and Syria, but is not deterred by cooler climates, and may be sown outdoors in autumn to flower earlier than from spring sowings. 'Mont Blanc' is the perfect variety for grouping in sunny spots in borders, where the pure white blooms, 10cm (4in) across, stand out as shining highlights all summer.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Lavatera

Species: trimestris

Cultivar: Mont Blanc

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

Flowering period: June to September


Reader reviews

flowering rose

It in deed is a lovely plant and I have used the seeds for following year.you need to stake them as they will flop.unfortunely this year all my plants were lost to the bad weather bar one or two.Its an easy plant to grow and free seeds in the bargain.mine were pink.


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