|Lavatera maritima is an evergreen perennial that has a rounded habit and fuzzy, shallowly lobed gray-green leaves. Grown for their showy, saucer-shaped, pink or white, late summer to mid-fall flowers. The mallow does best when grown in light soil that is moderately fertile and well-drained. Sun should be full. Will not tolerate cold, drying winds. For annuals, sow in situ, mid to late spring, biennials in midsummer. Also known as L.bicolor.