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Lavatera,full name needed please.

09 August 2014 15:19:59

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I know it is lavatera but the full name im afraid not.

Again the seeds were given to me.Could i get its full name and is it hard to save its seeds in autumn.


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matt64 matt64 09 August 2014 15:24:50

Lovely mallow John...


JoanG JoanG 09 August 2014 20:50:30

Nice plant, John.  I don't know much about lavateras but maybe it's Lavatera cretica or Lavatera arborea.


andyf7 andyf7 09 August 2014 22:43:57

sorry John im not that familar with them, i like it though. 


Jackie Jackie 10 August 2014 08:05:13

I love it. I have two but not the same. Mine are 'Barnsley' but they don't have that stripe effect. 


Scrubber Scrubber 10 August 2014 13:28:26

John this may be the end of a beautiful friendship but I am fairly sure its tha tree mallow Lavatera Arborea related to common mallow but much stronger stem. Its a wild flower but one that I always welcome into my garden. I have had it for years butnever thought of saving the seed a s it returns each year.


GOULDILOX GOULDILOX 11 August 2014 09:25:21

I have one very similar that is Mallow Lavatera, John.


KL KL 11 August 2014 14:22:38

Lovely  Lavatera john- I have two different kinds myself- it's one of those plant you look out at and think " isn't that just lovely"  :)


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 August 2014 18:16:07

Thank you all.I can write its name in the list.When asked about the lovely pink flowers,i will be happy to say its name as The tree mallow Lavatera arborea.Thanks again.


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