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Lavatera x clementii 'Red Rum'
Common Name: Tree Mallow Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Lavatera x clementii 'Red Rum'
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'Red Rum' is a compact grower great for containers or as a mid-level plant in a perennial bed. Dark red stems hold closely packed red-pink flowers. The close clustering of the flowers makes an intense floral display from spring through summer and likely into fall. Named after the multi-race award winning British racehorse, Red Rum.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Hills, thickets, waysides and by streams to 2800 m.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Rudbeckia subtomentosa "'Henry Eilers'"
Gaillardia x grandiflora "'Oranges and Lemons'"

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