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Malva pusilla

Small mallow

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple blue pink white

Description

Malva pusilla (Small mallow). A frost-hardy low, annual from Europe introduced and naturalized in Britain.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

Europe. Introduced and naturalized in Britain

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

These plants prefer a sunny, well-drained soil. They are very frost hardy. You can propagate from cuttings or seed.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings or seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust and leaf spot.

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