Start off in a seed tray indoors and plant out in borders. Fill a seed tray with good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Sow seed on the surface of the compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of dry vermiculite or finely sieved compost. Place the seed and tray in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at around 18-23C (65-75F) until the seeds germinate. This will take about 14-21 days. Don't exclude light as this helps germination.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them individually into 7.5cm (3") pots or multi-cell trays. Before planting out, acclimatise the plants to cooler conditions by putting them outside for a few hours a day for a few weeks. Plant out when all risk of frost has gone about 30-45cm (12-18") apart.
For best results, grow in a well-drained soil in full sun. Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded Lavatera blooms to prolong the flowering period.
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