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Other common names
Tree mallow 'Candy Floss'
Lavatera 'Candy Floss'
Lavatera can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs, with long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers in summer
Malvaceae / Malvaceae
'Candy Floss' is a vigorous semi-evergreen sub-shrub with lobed, grey-green leaves and funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers 5-7cm across in summer
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Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grow in light well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 6
Generally pest free
May be subject to a rust
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