A dazzling garden shrub with large, deep pink blooms from months on end - from early summer right into autumn. The flowers of Lavatera 'Red Rum' are laced with darker veining and shimmer faintly with an iridescent hue in the sun, making this a garden plant with the 'wow-factor'. The large hollyhock-like blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies so you can also do your bit to help conserve wildlife.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. Fully hardy and easy to care for, Lavatera deserves a prominent place in any garden, where it will bring a colourful display when other plants are beginning to look tired - it's fast-growing stems quickly filling borders with subtle colour and structure.
Also known as the tree Mallow, Lavatera is not just a pretty face, its upright branches are decked with semi-evergreen palmate leaves - making it an ideal feature that can extend interest through many seasons whether grown in a large pot or in your border.
Compact enough to grow in a pot if space is limited, you can restrict its size with a bit of judicial pruning, so anyone can have a go at growing this stunning beauty.
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, Lavatera blooms June - September and will reach an approximate height of approx. 1.2m (4ft).
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