Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird Malva Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird Malva
Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird Malva
Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird Malva

Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird' Malva

A relative of the hollyhock, lavetera is smothered with pretty blue flowers that will bring wildlife into your garden.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A superb, long-flowering perennial plant that will fill your garden with pale-blue flowers
  • Attractive lobed leaves that are roughly heart-shaped, bringing texture and form to your garden
  • Perfect for growing in a pot, your mallow will form a mound of blue flowers for a long period
  • An easy plant to grow, 'Blue Bird' is reliable and fully hardy, returning to your garden year after year
  • Supplied in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Dormant November to March
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Product Description

New to our range and a defininte must-have, this is your chance to get a superb, long flowering perennial plant that will fill your garden with striking blue flowers.

Lavatera 'Blue Bird' is a compact perennial Mallow (or Malva), growing to around 1m (3-4ft) and producing a spectacular show of blue flowers from June to October.

Also known as a Tree mallow, its lobed, green leaves are also an attractive feature being roughly heart-shaped, bringing texture and form to your garden.

Its naturally shorter stature means that it's perfect for growing in a pot, particularly if your soil is on the heavy side, your mallow will form a mound of subtle blue flowers for a long period.

An easy plant to grow for even beginner gardeners, 'Blue Bird’ is reliable and fully hardy, returning to your garden year after year.

Supplied in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Dormant November to March.

What Is Supplied

Item 510966 supplied as:
Supplied in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Dormant November to March. Fl June - October, H1m x W1m

Plant Information

Top Tips

Lavatera prefers a well-drained, dryish soil in a sunny location and produced the best flowers when no fertiliser is added.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Lavetera 'Blue Bird':

  • Mallows perform best in a sunny position in well-drained soil, although will tolerate most conditions apart from wet, heavy clay.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level as it was in the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc

 

Care Advice for your 'Blue Bird':

  • Feed monthly when in full growth to promote flowers.
  • Water freely when in growth and sparingly otherwise.
  • Each spring apply a thin layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.

 

Pruning Advice for 'Lavatera':

  • Pinch out growing tips to promote bushier plants.
  • Deadhead malva as the flowers fade to encourage new shoots and flower buds.
  • Plants can be cut back by up to a third to encourage new growth.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
100cm
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Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird' Malva
Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird' Malva
3L Pot
Item: 510966
RRP £19.99
Deal Price £14.99
Save: £5.00 - 25%
Currently Unavailable