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SlartyBartFast Sun 24-Aug-08 13:46:43

mine only lasted one sumer.
i pruned it in spring but it died, or did i kill it, will it come back, should i put another one there?

anyone know

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 13:48:06

They are fairly hard to kill - but I'd wait til the spring & see if it sprouts, if it doesn't you can plant a new one then

SlartyBartFast Sun 24-Aug-08 13:50:35

should i prune it again do you know?

my prvious one lasts years but then died, i thought someone said theydid suddenly die, but i expected longer than one year!

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 13:52:44

Hang on - I'm getting a flashback

I think (this is very vague) that mallows last for years then all on them die all at the same time (but that could be a load of nonesense)blush

No idea about pruning

I cut back a 14 ft one to a 6 inch stick, dug it up, moved it, it grew for 3 yrs then died hmm

SlartyBartFast Sun 24-Aug-08 13:55:24

thanks anyway smile

Pannacotta Mon 25-Aug-08 20:52:33

They are short lived so its quite normal for them to give up after a few years, prob better not to prune them too hard though.
I'd just get another one as they are not too £££

redclover79 Mon 25-Aug-08 21:30:07

Aren't they biennial? <ponders>

Pannacotta Mon 25-Aug-08 21:35:54

According to the RHS site:

"Lavatera can be annuals, biennials, perennials or sub-shrubs, with long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers in summer."

SlartyBartFast Tue 26-Aug-08 14:49:37

just saw that pannacotta,
thanks.. forgot they were also called lavetera

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