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Malva sylvestris ssp mauritiana Bibor Felho

An old cottage garden favourite and cousin to the Hollyhock, Malva sylvestris is said to have been used medicinally since Roman Times, and in the 16th century was said to be able “to sooth whatever ails you”. Stunning saucer shaped blooms smother the foliage all summer long, the flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees. Terrific as cut flowers. Happy in borders and containers. Prefers well-drained soil in sun or part shade. height 1.5m (5'). Spread 60-70cm (24-28"). Fully hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Great for Baskets, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners

Hardy Perennial

April onwards

Flowering Time

Sun or Partial Shade

60-75cm (24-30)

1.5m (60")



Moist, well-drained




Suitable for cutting


Summer or Autumn

Additional Information

Pinch back the tips of new growth if you wish to produce a more compact plant. Once they are fully established, Malva will tolerate drought but will thrive if they are watered regularly. When in active growth, Malva require a monthly feed with an all-purpose fertiliser. Remove any spent flowers to encourage additional blooms or cut back your plant by a third after the initial flush of blooms this may allow for self-seeding. Propagate by seed in early spring or by root basal cuttings in spring. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 19 Apr 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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