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Barnsley Baby Mallow Plants

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Lavatera C clementii

  • Colour: White, developing pink and a red centre
  • Season: June to September
  • To 75cm x 75cm
  • Use: Patio containers, front of border
  • Vigorous but tidy.
  • Easy to grow in any sunny, well drained location.
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Lavatera × clementii 'Barnsley Baby' Mini Patio Mallow Plants - 3 Litre Pots

A semi-evergreen, floriferous and rewarding little beauty that may be a third of a size of most of the other varieties but is equally as prolific and is in bud or flower from July through to October. The flowers grow on tall single stems, maturing from white to pink with dusky red in the centre.

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Features

  • Colour: White, developing pink and a red centre
  • Season: June to September
  • To 75cm x 75cm
  • Use: Patio containers, front of border
  • Vigorous but tidy.
  • Easy to grow in any sunny, well drained location.

Growing Lavatera 'Barnsley Baby'

Lavatera are wonderfully easy to grow in well-drained soil with plenty of sun, and ideally some shelter from prevailing wind.

Because it is a dwarf variety, it only needs hard pruning once per year in early Spring, after the last frost. Cut stems down to 30-40cm, and give it some mulch. Don't worry if it seems to not come into flower before other plants do the following year, these are late starters.

In Your Garden Design

This compact bush looks like one wonderfully generous flower arrangement in its full bloom, which makes it perfect for pots in cottage garden style garden schemes. They work well in containers framing pathways, particularly fetching against gravel, alongside Alchemilla Mollis and Geranium Wargrave Pink.
In borders, pair them with Achillea 'Cerise Queen' and Jacqueline du Pre roses.

Did You Know?

Lavatera are commonly known as Mallow plants. All mallow flowers tend to have five petals. They symbolise love and health and are regarded as guardians of the house so they are ideal sentry figures for the entrance of a building. They have a long history of medicinal use. Their high mucilage content means they have soothing anti-inflammatory effects on the urinary, digestive and respiratory systems. They are also reported to be a good emergency antidote to the acrid effects of accidentally eating certain plants that inflame the system.