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Lavatera cachemiriana - Cambess.
                 
Common Name Lavatera
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Humus rich soils[145] in meadows and forest clearings, 1800 - 3600 metres[51]. Wet meadows or sunny slopesat elevations of 540 - 2200 metresin Tibet[266].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to Uttar Pradesh.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lavatera cachemiriana Lavatera


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Lavatera cachemiriana Lavatera
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Physical Characteristics
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Lavatera cachemiriana is a PERENNIAL growing to 2.4 m (7ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour, but they are tough and not very worthwhile[K]. When cooked they have a somewhat slimy consistency[K]. Flowers - raw. Rather bland, but an attractive garnish to a salad[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Demulcent;  Pectoral;  Purgative.

Demulcent, pectoral, purgative[61].
Other Uses
Fibre.

A strong fibre is obtained from the stems, it is used for making string, bags, paper etc[74].
Cultivation details
Avery easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in sun or partial shade[1, 187]. Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[200]. A soil that is too rich encourages foliar growth at the expense of flowering[200]. Tolerates maritime exposure[200]. Plants are hardy to about -20°c[187]. This species is considered by some botanists to be no more than a minor variant of L. thuringiaca[187].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[200]. Germination is usually quick and good. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer[K]. Basal cuttings in spring. Cuttings of softwood in June/July[188].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Lavatera arboreaTree Mallow21
Lavatera plebeiaLavatera21
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Lavatera thuringiacaLavatera, Tree lavatera30
Lavatera trimestrisAnnual mallow20
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Susan W.
Apr 19 2017 12:00AM
I have some type of Lavatera growing on the hillside right outside my door in Baja California Mexico I am on the coast...so curious about where it fits in all this...it really can get quite tall...local horses seem to want to eat on it now and then. Wish I could submit a photo somewhere, there is a reference to a forum?
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