If you are looking for a bushy plant to provide a temporary hedge or a back-of-the-border specimen covered in bloom during the summer months, the Annual Mallow is a satisfactory answer. The trumpet-shaped flowers are 3 or 4 in. across, large enough to catch attention in the garden and long- lasting enough to serve as excellent cut flowers. The bushes need plenty of space and self-sown seedlings should be removed.
VARIETIES : L. trimestris has produced several excellent garden varieties which grow 3 – 4 ft tall and produce pink flowers – ‘Loveliness’ and ‘Tanagra’ are popular. The compact varieties grow about 2 ft high and do not require staking – ‘ Mont Blanc ‘ bears white flowers and the new ‘Sliver Cup ‘ has the brightest of all Mallow blooms.
SITE & SOIL : Any reasonable garden soil will do – thrives in sun or light shade .
PLANT DETAILS : Height 2 – ft. Spacing 2 ft. Flowering period july – September .
PROPAGATION : Sow seeds in September or March where they are to flower. Thin to required spacing.