Lavatera 'Marshmallow White'
This newly introduced 'tree mallow' is more compact than other varieties, offering masses of large white hollyhock-like flowers over an extended period, from June to October.The flowers look lovely against the ruffled, silvery-grey velvet foliage. Prune several stems down to ground level in spring, trimming the remaining stems to shape and size.
Keep well watered until firmly established, feed with a good liquid fertiliser every two weeks in the flowering season.
Soak plant thoroughly in its pot before planting and dig a hole large enough to accomodate the root ball. Ensure the surrounding soil and top of the root ball are at the same level. Fill around the root ball with soil mixed with good planting compost and a suitable fertiliser. Firm in well and water generously.
Full Sun Part Shade
June - September