Lavatera trimestris. This annual, Mediterranean heirloom can be grown almost anywhere, although it prefers cooler, moist summers. A stunning, long-lasting cut-flower, Tree Mallow produces abundant cup- and trumpet-shaped, satiny blooms on long stems. Erect shrub-like plants produce many stems: cut entire stems with just two flowers in bloom: the additional buds will continue to open in bouquets that can last seven to twelve days. Terrific in display gardens paired with Salvia
. Direct sow after all threat of frost has passed
. Annual. Summer-flowering. Height: 24" to 36". Average seed life: 3 years.