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Mallow in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Malva

 

Mallow

Malva are hollyhock-like plants which can be annual, biennial or perennial, some species of which are edible.The leaves are alternate and palmately lobed. The flowers have 5 petals and are .5 - 5 cms. in diameter.

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plant Features
  • Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mallow is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Mallow likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Mallow

Latin name

Malva

type

Perennial

family

Malvaceae

ph

3.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mallow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mallow is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Mallow likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Mallow likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mallow is 0.50meters x 1.20meters 0.50 M 1.20 M

Malva

Malva are hollyhock-like plants which can be annual, biennial or perennial, some species of which are edible.The leaves are alternate and palmately lobed. The flowers have 5 petals and are .5 - 5 cms. in diameter.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowers from mid Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Young plants can be planted out to their growing position from mid Spring

 

Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Malva will self-seed, but seeds can also be collected, sown in pots in late winter or early spring, and then planted out. Alternatively seeds can be sown in their flowering positions in mid spring

 
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