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Lavatera trimestris (Malvaceae)
A robust, fast growing annual, native to Europe, but has naturalized throughout the southeastern United States. Freely branching, it becomes covered with numerous, ice-white, pink or rose colored blooms measuring up to 4 inches across. Does not seem to be temperamental about soil conditions and can thrive in full sun or partial shade. Requires ample moisture. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy.
Average planting success with this species: 60%