Lavatera trimestris ( herb tree mallow )

Lavatera trimestris

The lovely flowers which look like smallish hollyhock pleased my eyes throughout the summer.
There seem to be some different kinds of this flower, but I don't know which my lavatera is. It grew tall having flowers on the top of the branch. The flower blooms only a day. After I cut the faded flower, it had new branches and had flowers soon.
Its blooming time is ending, and I worry if it can pass the winter.

Wrote on September 13 2005