This popular plant bears large pink Hollyhock-like blooms, each with a pretty magenta centre, that smother the branches which are clad in attractive grey leaves, from June to November. A fast growing shrub, it is brilliant for quickly filling in gaps at the back of your borders. Most attractive to bees and butterflies, it does of its best in well-drained soil in sun.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Lavatera bicolor
Packet Content:10 (Approx)