Lavatera maritima

Description

Lavatera maritima (Tree mallow) is a pretty, medium-sized, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with large, luminous, pale lavender flowers, 3″ across, adorned with a purple throat and reddish-violet veins radiating from it. An excellent choice for attracting butterflies into your garden, this Lavatera is the host plant for the┬ácommon checkered skipper known as Pyrgus communis, part of the larger Skippers Hesperiidae family. Photo from Wikipedia.

Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.

Description

Lavatera maritima (Tree mallow) is a pretty, medium-sized, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with large, luminous, pale lavender flowers, 3″ across, adorned with a purple throat and reddish-violet veins radiating from it. An excellent choice for attracting butterflies into your garden, this Lavatera is the host plant for the┬ácommon checkered skipper known as Pyrgus communis, part of the larger Skippers Hesperiidae family. Photo from Wikipedia.

Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.