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Lovely, but what is it?

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

As a new gardener I spent my 1st year building up a base of shrubs. This spring I sowed loads of different seeds at random. This was one of the flowers to come up but please can someone tell me what it is? It grew rapidly to about 3 feet and had hundreds of these lovely white blooms over a period of 8 to 10 weeks. ,




I believe it's the mallow family - malva. Ring any bells?

17 Sep, 2008


It's one of the Mallow family. I would guess at Lavatera trimestris 'Mont Blanc'. I grew some pink ones last year. I like yours better!

17 Sep, 2008


HAHA Andrew - we both pressed 'submit' at the same moment! Glad we agree.

17 Sep, 2008


Thanks for the replies, they came from seeds in a packet of 'white mix for borders' so I didn't have a clue what they were.
I have collected loads of seeds from them so I will definitely be sowing them again next year.

17 Sep, 2008


I've got a free packet of seeds from my magazine - so I'll probably grow some too. :-)

17 Sep, 2008

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