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Lavatera cachemiriana

Lavatera cachemiriana
Lavatera cachemiriana

Synonym(s) Malva kashmiriana; Lavatera thuringiaca ssp. cachemiriana
Common name lavatera
Family malvaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers pink
Size tall
Light sun
From seed Germinate at room temperature - exposure to light may be helpful. Self-seeds in our garden.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate July

Some sources list this as a tender perennial, others say it's quite hardy. Based on four years in our garden, I say they're hardy. They don't get tall for us in their first year of growth, but they often do manage to bloom. The next year, they grow much taller. The flowers look just like many other mallows, to my eyes. We get a good number of volunteer offspring each year.

Early November, hesitating to open itself
Lavatera cachemiriana
Seeds are ready to harvest when the husks turn tan

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Scarified seed with sandpaper. Baggy 65F (30%G, 3-12d)
  2. Seed from '15 garden. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (29%G, 3-9d)

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