Butterflies in Mind -- Zinnia
Susan C. Dunlap
A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
Butterflies in Mind -- Asclepias
Susan C. Dunlap
“Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch butterflies. This lavishly illustrated book contains details about the structure and cultivation of native Milkweeds, information about the 139 nectar-feeding butterflies they...
Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
Susan C. Dunlap
This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Malva thuringiaca
(sold as Rosea)

Family: Malvaceae


Synonym: Lavatera thuringiaca rosea

Native to: Central Europe, Southeastern Europe


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves deciduous

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 5.25 feet


pink, secondary color present




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit, insects

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: cavities

Plant features: deciduous, evergreen, growth rate fast

Exposure: part shade, sun

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Lavatera thuringiaca rosea  6260016
  • Lavatera thuringiaca rosea  6260017 2
  • Lavatera thuringiaca rosea  6260017
  • Lavatera thuringiaca rosea  6260018