Lavatera


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lavatera

(ˌlævəˈtɪərə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae
[named after the two brothers Lavater, 18th-century Swiss doctors and naturalists]
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Noun1.lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowersLavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
Lavatera arborea, tree mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
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Lavatera, or tree mallow, is a handy quick-growing shrub - ideal when you need bulk to fill a gap fast.
Lavatera grows fast, so is great for plugging the gaps in your borders
Here are some of my favourites: Cistus, or rock rose, is a beauty of a Mediterranean evergreen shrub which is covered in June and July with beautiful blossoms that look like they have been hand-created using Lavatera grows fast so is great for plugging the gaps in your borders crumpled paper tissue.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja and deciduous ceanothus (for example, Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth so a good chop now will stimulate plenty of this.
A superb addition to the garden, Lavatera Barnsley Baby produces masses of soft pink, funnel-shaped flowers from July through to October.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus (eg Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
| SUMMER-FLOWERING shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
| PRUNE summerflowering deciduous shrubs such as Buddleja davidii, hardy fuchsias and lavatera - this will not effect their flowering as they flower on new wood.
Send your questions to gardening@people.co.uk QTHE wind has broken several branches on my lavatera bush.
Protease inhibitors were extracted from the seeds of Lavatera cashmeriana Camb by ammonium sulphate precipitation and purified by chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-100 column.