Lavatera trimestris ‘Beauty Mix’

Lavatera trimestris ‘Beauty Mix’

Annual mallow

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lavatera trimestris 'Beauty Mix'
  • Common name: Annual mallow
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Annual mallow, Lavatera trimestris, is  great choice for filling gaps in the border or creating inexpensive and long-lasting summer container displays. The large, saucer-like blooms come in a variety of colours and are popular with bees and other pollinators.

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Lavatera trimestris ‘Beauty Mix’ bears pink and white flowers on tall, bushy plants, over a long period. The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. 

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Grow Lavatera trimestris ‘Beauty Mix’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering, but allow some to develop seeds which you can save for the following year.

How to grow Lavatera 'Beauty Mix'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Lavatera 'Beauty Mix' and wildlife

Lavatera 'Beauty Mix' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Lavatera 'Beauty Mix' poisonous?

Lavatera 'Beauty Mix' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Lavatera 'Beauty Mix'