Sunday, October 6, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Rosy Tree Mallow

Rosy Tree Mallow (Lavatera thuringiaca)

In cultivation since 1731, this southern European, summer-blooming perennial bears single, rose-pink flowers that resemble Hollyhocks. Thomas Jefferson noted planting this species along his winding flower border at Monticello in 1807. Rosy Tree Mallow forms a bushy, erect shrub with maple-like leaves.

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