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Burgundy Wine Mallow Plants

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Lavatera C clementii

  • Colour: Pink
  • Season: June to September
  • To less than 2.5m x 2.5m
  • Use: Ornamental hedging, back of the border, large containers.
  • Vigorous, spreading.
  • Easy to grow in any sunny well drained location.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Lavatera × clementii 'Burgundy Wine' Mallow Plants - 3 Litre Pots

This gorgeous award-winning shrub has lovely deep pink blooms similar to hollyhocks for most of the summer. It's a rewarding grower, so give it some space and let it take up a central spot. Hard prune it yearly, and it will be the perfect semi-evergreen shrub companion for your borders. Good in pots if you restrict the size.

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Features

  • Colour: Pink
  • Season: June to September
  • To less than 2.5m x 2.5m
  • Use: Ornamental hedging, back of the border, large containers.
  • Vigorous, spreading - looks tidiest when trimmed throughout the season.
  • Easy to grow in any sunny well drained location.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Lavatera 'Burgundy Wine'

Lavatera grow prolifically in any well-drained soil with plenty of sun and shelter: South-facing walls and corners are ideal for them. So if you want a shrub that is rewarding in its growth and easy to maintain, then this is it. It needs to be kept in check a bit with some yearly hard pruning.

There are two main ways to prune.

  • The easiest method is to cut the whole bush back by about 50% as soon as it finishes flowering, and then cut it down again in Spring after the last frost to 30-50cm above the ground.
  • In more exposed locations, it is better to follow the same procedure as above, and in addition trim off the tips of the stems regularly throughout the summer. Every time it grows by about 30-40cm, pinch or trim off the top buds of each stem (or more, if it is outgrowing its space). You'll end up with more flowers, a tidier shape, and tougher stems that can handle some wind.

In Your Garden Design

Go for a Romantic cottage garden perennial feel, and place a few trios of roses nearby. You can partner it with one of our matching herbaceous collections such as the Pretty Pinks, and try it with Hebe Pink Pixie, Buddleja Pink Delight and Geranium Chocolate Candy.

Did You Know?

When The Guardian newspaper asked nine prominent garden enthusiasts what their favourite perennial was, former Olympic champion Linford Christie had no problem with coming up with his answer: "Lavatera is my favourite because it reminds me of my eldest daughter, Briannah, who as a baby was always attracted to the pretty flowers and crawled towards it whenever she saw it. Because it is tough and very fast-growing, I didn't ever really worry about her touching the flowers or occasionally breaking a bit off. It is lovely to have some pretty colour in your garden."