Common Mallow Seed

£2.00£8.50

Common Mallow. Perennial wildflower often found on roadsides and waste places. Large purple-pink flowers all summer up tall stems. Hairy palmate leaves.

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Description

Malva sylvestris

Common Mallow is a showy perennial wildflower. It has hairy palmate leaves and grows strongly to between 30 and 100cm. Large, 5 pinky purple flowers with darker veins on the petals, bloom in loose groups up the stems in June to Sept. Grows well on roadsides and poor soil anywhere, but is decorative enough to be a garden plant. It is thought that the Romans cultivated it for medicinal use, eating leaves, flowers and shoots. However, the texture and flavour isn’t good! Cut down in the autumn.

Sow at any time of year, rubbing the seed on sandpaper to break the hard seed coat, similar to Musk Mallow

Seed from Shropshire

Pic courtesy of Joan Simon from Barcelona, España, CC BY-SA 2.0 

Additional information

Weight N/A
Colour

pink, purple

Flowering Month

June, July, August, September

Hardiness

Very Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Native

yes

Genus

Malva

Size

1gm pack(approx 250 seed), 5gm pack(approx1250seed)

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