Lavatera - Silver Cup
Dwarf, bushy and well branched, it is covered in flowers from mid-July to September. The flowers are large and glowing pink. The plant is weather resistant and does not need staking.
Sow indoors in late winter/early spring, outdoors in mid spring, setting the seed very shallowly in good seed compost or fine, well raked soil. Germination takes 15-20 days at 21C. Transplant when large enough to handle or thin out the seedlings to 3cm apart each way. They prefer ordinary, but not rich soil in sun with a little shelter.