Lavatera ‘Pink Regis’

Lavatera trimestris

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Easy to grow

Description

Tall, branching stems are covered with palm-size, pale shell-pink blooms with dark cranberry throats. Tight, rolled buds unfurl giving way to hibiscus-like flowers. This beauty is great for bouquets and wedding work.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90 to 110 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers have opened on the stem. As flowers age, old blooms drop and new ones open. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Details

Description

Tall, branching stems are covered with palm-size, pale shell-pink blooms with dark cranberry throats. Tight, rolled buds unfurl giving way to hibiscus-like flowers. This beauty is great for bouquets and wedding work.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90 to 110 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers have opened on the stem. As flowers age, old blooms drop and new ones open. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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