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 Pink
Other Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Great for Baskets, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Rare or Unusual
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Delivery April onwards
Flowering Time Summer
Aspect Sun or Partial Shade
Spread 60-75cm (24-30)
Height 1.5m (60")
Not fussy on soil conditions
Sun or part shade
Suitable for cutting
Prune back after flowering. Propagate by seed in early spring or by root basal cuttings in spring. Hardy perennial.
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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