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Lavatera maritima
(sold as Lavatera maritima Bush Mallow)

Family: Malvaceae

Common names: BUSH MALLOW, MALLOW, TREE MALLOW

Native to: Western Mediterranean

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 9.5 feet

Max width: 6.6 feet

Flower

secondary color present, violet, white/off white

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen, growth rate fast

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape use: deer resistant

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

flowers year round

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Lavatera maritima   6260001
  • Lavatera maritima  6260002
  • Lavatera maritima  6260004
  • Lavatera maritima  6260005
  • Lavatera maritima  6260006 2
  • Lavatera maritima  6260006
  • Lavatera maritima  6260007 2
  • Lavatera maritima  6260007
  • Lavatera maritima  6260008
  • Lavatera maritima  6260009
  • Lavatera maritima  weg0048
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow   weg0024
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow  weg0021 2
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow  weg0021 3
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow  weg0021
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow  weg0023
  • Lavatera maritima  weg0016
  • Lavatera maritima
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 1
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 2 2
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 2
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 3 2
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 3
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 4 2
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow 4
  • Lavatera maritima bush mallow