Plant Now: Lavatera trimestris

Lavatera trimestris is a great cut flower with white and rose-pink blooms from summer to autumn. These plants are annuals, but they do self-sow, so they should pop up again the following year. Sow seeds direct or in trays for transplanting later. Choose a spot in full sun that has well-draining soil. Kings Seeds, Egmont Seeds and GardenPost all sell these bushy plants. Sarah Raven has a beautiful dwarf pale pink-white version here (second and third photos from top).


  1. I have self-sown lavatera growing over a metre high which look too glorious to pick. But having seen your beautiful floral display I’m now inspired to put some in a vase! Great web site Jane.

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