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Need help...please! Lavetera or Hibiscus mosheutos

Posted by vera_eastern_wa 5b-6a (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 23, 06 at 15:11

I have a dilema here. I have 2 wintersown Rose Mallow plants, but am not sure whether they are Lavetera sp. or Hibiscus moscheutos!
They have grown pretty slowly this first year, but too me the leaves look more like the H. moscheutos I've been seeing vs.s the leaves of Lavetera?
Does anyone have close up pictures of the leaves for both or one or the other I can compare too?

Thanks

Vera


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RE: Need help...please! Lavetera or Hibiscus mosheutos

I don't have a closeup of my H. moscheutos, but here's a link to a photo of my established plant. Hope if helps ;)


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RE: Need help...please! Lavetera or Hibiscus mosheutos

Very nice pic!!

Well maybe it is Lavatera I have then...I haven't been able to find a close up pics of the Lavatera leaves in google searches, etc. I can say the leaves have a downy/soft feel and are shaped like big, longer than wide,hearts. Very slow growing. Here is a pic from June and they were no bigger as far as height wise...just bigger leaves up to the point when I moved them a few weeks ago:
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They wilt in the hot afternoon sun (85+ degrees) even with adequate moisture.

Vera


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RE: Need help...please! Lavetera or Hibiscus mosheutos

Vera,

Do your leaves look more like this...lavatera thuringiaca....http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/lath3.htm

Or more like this...lavatera trimestris.... www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Lavatera/galleryS.html


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