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Malva sylvestris


High Mallow, French Hollyhock
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Malva sylvestris
Principal Common Name Mallow
Common Name(s) High Mallow, French Hollyhock
Description A bushy perennial or biennial growing erect 2-4 ft. with summer blooming 2" single flowers resemble Hollyhocks.
General Comments Leaves or flowers are edible. Leaves can be cooked as spinach, young leaves and flowers can be added to salads.
Nativity W. Europe, Central Asia, China
Height Range 2 - 4 FT
Spread Range 0 - 2 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Fuzzy
Form Subshrub
Flower Color Lavender : Pale Pink : Pink : Purple
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Color : Container Plant

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