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Lavatera trimestris, Rose Mallow is a hibiscus like annual. It appreciates full sun to partial shade.
It withstands moist conditions, but also appreciates soil that drains well.
If left to re-seed itself, it will come back year after year.
Sunset Zone(s): All
Blooming Period: Spring-Summer
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.
Water Usage: Moderate
CULTIVAR-Origin: Mediterranean Region
Offer flowers to tortoises, not the entire plant.