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Botanical Name: Lavatera trimestris
Common Name(s): Mallow
Lovely, easy-to-grow annual for the border, with trumpet-shaped flowers in silky pink or white. Sow seed directly into the soil in spring or autumn and thin out seedlings to 400mm apart. They should flower the following summer. Seedlings do not transplant well. Deadhead regularly.
Family: – Malvaceae
Botanical Pronunciation: la-va-TEE-ra
Description: The foliage is herbaceous.