Lavatera trimestris, common names annual mallow, rose mallow, royal mallow, regal mallow, common annual tree mallow syn. Althaea trimestris is a species of flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region.
It is an annual growing to 120 cm (47 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) wide, producing shallow funnel-shaped flowers in summer, in shades of white and pink, with maroon centres and maroon veining on the petals. The Latin trimestris literally means "of three months", referring to the growing and flowering period. Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use, all of which are annuals to be sown in spring for flowering the same year. The cultivar 'Silver Cup' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- L. trimestris at Malvaceae Info
- "RHS Plantfinder - Lavatera trimestris". Retrieved 20 March 2018.
- Synonymy of Lavatera at Malvaceae Info
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Lavatera trimestris 'Silver Cup'". Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 59. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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