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Lavatera clementii Red Rum Rigrum

Tree Mallow

New variety with vibrant flower colour

A new variety benefiting from some of the best qualities of Lavatera. A small mallow which has deep, rich pink flowers through summer and autumn. An eye catching and long flowering cottage garden plant.


In the middle of a border in full sun and well drained soil is best. This beautiful variety is also suited to a container or in a seaside garden and copes well with drought once established


Water well after planting. Cut back hard in late spring each year to encourage new flowering stems.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 115 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 125 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 130 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Mediterranean garden, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September