Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Lavatera trimestris 'Dwarf Pink Blush'

Border Display

Every year a plant chosen from one of the seed catalogues the gardener's use to purchase seeds from surpasses all expectations when in flower, last year it was Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Cranberries', this year that plant is Lavatera trimestris 'Dward Pink Blush'(Mallow). Chosen from the brief description in the Chiltern Seeds catalogue and, having found that a previously grown cultivar 'Loveliness Mixed' was too tall, it was purchased for its shorter height, 60cm as against 120cm.

Catalogue Description "A unique dwarf variety bearing abundant white flowers with pink striations 2ft (60cm)"

Lavatera trimestris 'Dwarf Pink Blush'

However it is not only the height that has won the team over but its beautiful floral display. Flowering since late June, these dwarf, bushy plants have produced a mass of cup shaped flowers, white to pink in colour with pink veins and dark pink/crimson centres. Last year's favourite has been grown again and sits well in the border with this wonderful new discovery, watch out for them both next year along with a new, seed grown plant yet to be found amongst the pages of the seed catalogues.   

Continus coggygria 'Royal Purple' with Lavatera trimestris  'Dwarf Pink Blush'

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