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Dead Lavatera clem Barnsley.

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
I planted the plant on 30.8.19 and it has grown to about 5 foot and given white then red flowers.

I collected the seeds about 5 weeks ago and noticed yesterday that the stem/nches have gone almost to a stick and quite fragile.

All I can do is pull it up and start the seeds off inpots at home over the Winter.
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  • Can we see a photo please ... has it lost its leaves?

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,861
    Hi @NewBoy2 Do you actually mean Lavatera x clementii ‘Barnsley’? That lavatera does not have white nor red flowers, but light pink or darker pink in case of reversion to type. I do not think you will be able to grow a true ‘Barnsley’ from seeds and the best way to propagate them is by cuttings, which root easily.
    You might be interested in the story of my Lavatera reverting to type on my garden site here:
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    Sorry Dove but I dont have a suitable camera.

    It is still a plant but the stem and branches are just a stick about the thickness of my thumb.

    No leaves or greenery of any type.

    I feel that I could snap it quite easily as there is no "life " in it.


    The label says "large white flowers turning pink with with deep pink eye " from The garden Shop.

    This is what it looked like earlier in the season.

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,429
    You could try the thumbnail test, gently scratching the bark to see if there's any green there, but from your description it does sound as though it's had it.
    I suspect that if you dig it up, you'll find very few new roots.
    It may be worth contacting the supplier to see what they say. If it's a local one, take the plant and show them, if an online one then send a photo. 
    If you don't have a suitable camera to take a photo to show proof, it might be worth asking a favour of someone  :)
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    AnniD...I will and thanks.

    Papa....I like a challenge so I have placed some of the seed into 10 cells to give it a go.

    I planted a Mahonia about 3 foot from the Lavatera with anothjer shrub to the other side. I may have planted to close together.

    Thanks for the advice.

    David Warner out for nought !!  Its Christmas !!
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