Looking like a miniature hollyhock, malva produces pretty flower spikes in blue, pink, purple, or white. It also has attractive heart-shape foliage and is useful among shrubs, in wild gardens, and in mixed borders.
These short-lived plants self-seed but generally do not become invasive. Staking may be required in windy places. Mallows are not fussy about soil, but they do need full sun to do well.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 3-4 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 2 feet wide
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms late spring and summer to early fall, depending on variety
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
Summer-Blooming Front Yard Cottage Garden Plan
The tubular, rosy-pink flowers of obedient plant are arranged in upright spikes that combine well with the open funnel flowers of mallow. They bloom at the same time and enjoy similar conditions.Balloon flower
With inflated bell flowers in blue, pink, or white, balloon flower is a fine partner for mallow in a sunny garden.Globe thistle
The rounded steel-blue flower balls of taller globe thistle present a contrasting flower form with mallow. Both attract butterflies and are ideal in sunny butterfly gardens.
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