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One tough group of perennials!  Mallows bloom in abundance from early summer to frost on these robust, shrub-like plants.   Heat and drought are no problem for this plant.  Will fill empty spaces in your garden in no time!


Common Name: Hollyhock Mallow, Musk Mallow, Zebra Mallow, Tall Mallow, Common Mallow, Tree Mallow
Botanical Name: Malva
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and dry soils and will grow in moist soils.  Prefers a neutral to slightly high pH. (alkaline)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Long bloom time
Pests: Japanese beetles, foliar nematodes, leafhoppers and spider mites.
Diseases: Root rot, stem canker, crown gall, rust and impatiens necrotic spot virus.
Good Companion Plants: Daylilies, Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis and Yarrow.

Cut back dead foliage in early spring.  Fertilize with Plant-tone, Miracle Gro or Peters as recommended.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule



This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Malva 'Sweet Sixteen'
Hollyhock Mallow, Musk Mallow
zones 5-8
Description:  'Sweet Sixteen' is one of the nicest selections of Malva we've seen in a long time! This cute, petite variety produces a flurry of clear cotton candy pink flowers that cover the whole stem from early through late summer.  The foliage of this variety is more finely dissected than a typical Malva, looking similar to the leaves of a scented Pelargonium (annual geranium). In our trials, the foliage remained clean and attractive all season long, setting it apart from many other Malvas. Heat and drought are not a problem for this perennial. Though it is sometimes short-lived, Malva will self-seed readily assuring years of blooms.
Bloom Color: Pink Shades
Bloom Time: Early to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 18"

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Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Hollyhock Mallow, Musk Mallow
zones 5-8
Description:  Lavender pink flowers with raspberry-purple veins fade to white with the same veining, creating a pinwheel effect.  A very tough, long blooming plant!  One of our favorites!
Bloom Color: Lavender Pink
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-48"
Spread: 18-24"

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