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Common mallow

Malva sylvestris

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This semi-upright perennial that occurs naturally on disturbed ground is a valuable addition to wildflower meadows & gardens. Flower spikes appear in summer into autumn, that can get up to 1.4m tall.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Origin
Europe

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Malvaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Generally trouble free but can suffered from Hollyhock rust.

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