Lavatera

tadogApril 12, 2011

When I first started planting lavatera from seed, I got these big, tall, bushy beautiful plants. I think I got the seeds from an exchange here. The last few years I have ordered them and they have been so sad, short and flimsy. Does anyone know where I can order the tall, bushy ones? Thanks.

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ianna(Z5b)

tadog,

these readily reseed and so I wonder if you will get seedlings from your original plants.

Try Thompson and Morgan - a UK seed company

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:49PM
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kathi_mdgd

Mine just come back on their own very well every year.
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 5:34PM
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kathi_mdgd

Here are mine from last year.
malva/lavatera


Kathi

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 5:00PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

There are quite a few species of Lavatera. Is it possible you got seed of some different types?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 10:45AM
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brit5467(7b/8a Coastal VA)

Ohhh, Kathi -- that is georgeous !!! Probably dumb question, but can you buy those plants full grown?

Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 1:25PM
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kathi_mdgd

Bonnie,
I imagine so,i'm a seed kinda gal so i grow most of my stuff from seed or cuttings from friends,neighbors,and even strangers if they have something that catches my eye,and they are in the garden i'll stop and ask about something.Gardners are a friendly bunch,we like to share.

I think i may have some seed from last year,i'd be happy to share with you if you go that route.JLMK
Kathi

Oh forgot to say some years they come up and the flowers have stripes on them,love it.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 5:25PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Kathi, Very pretty Lavatera!

I was wondering if Lavatera needs cold stratification. If you've grown it from seed before, did you winter sow it or start them under lights?

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 4:57AM
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kathi_mdgd

No I didn't winter sow them,or grow under lights.I just put the seed in the ground where I wanted them to come uo. I grow a lot of things from seed,,and never do anything special to start them.I follow Mothr Natures ways of doing things.lol
Kathi

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 4:05AM
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