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  • Winter Sowing Lavatera Flowers in Zone 6/7 Cut Flower Garden

    Sometimes known as garden mallow, lavatera flowers bloom on compact plants. These flowers closely resemble that of hollyhocks, but come in a much more narrow range of colors. Winter sowing lavatera is ridiculously easy, and will definitely yield some wonderful results if grown in the right climate. The level of cold tolerance of lavatera plants will vary depending upon where you live. Here in my garden, I’ve had some mixed results with trying to over winter this plant. While it does demonstrate a little bit of cold tolerance, it definitely doesn’t survive unprotected through the winter. This coming fall, I really hope that I have the opportunity to try overwintering…