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Malva sylvestris

High mallow

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  • Malva sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Malva sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourPurple pink striped

Description

Malva sylvestris (High mallow). This is a tall and bushy perennial with terrific purple blooms that are darkly veined, semi-double or ruffled. They are quite dramatic against the dark green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Borders

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  • Malva sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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  • Malva sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded position and a deeply cultivated, fairly rich, well-drained soil. They are very frost hardy.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings or by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust and leaf spot.

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