Australian wildflower, listed as annual/perennial, "occasionally cultivated as an ornamental". Typical mallow/hollyhock flowers. We will see how it does in our garden.
||Lavatera plebeia, Malva australiana
||nick seed, germinate warm
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 65F (9d; 11%G, 4d) - 75F (8d). Then dehusked seed to expose kidney-shaped black seeds, slightly nicked these, and returned to warm: 75F (77%G, 6-11d)
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February 01, 2009