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Lavatera maritima

Such a popular plant, and one that when you see it, you just have to smile! Large pink Hollyhock-like blooms smother the branches from June to November, each with a pretty magenta centre. This fast growing shrub is brilliant for quickly filling in gaps at the back of your borders. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height 1.5m (5’”). Spread 1m (40”).Hardy perennial down to -5C. Supplied as young plants.
Flower Colour

Bees and Butterflies, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners

Hardy Perennial


June onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Full Sun

100cm (40")

1.5m (60")



Well drained soil


Sun or part shade


suitable for cutting



Additional Information

Pruning is best undertaken in early to mid spring, once all signs of frost have passed and when you can see the stem slightly bulging, as this is where a new shoot is developing. Undertaking a hard, annual prune will promote significant growth and an abundance of flowers. Apply a regular feed and water throughout active growth, especially during periods of drought. Propagate by soft wood cuttings in spring or summer. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 25 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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