From Europe; naturalized in the U.S. These plants are related to and somewhat resemble hollyhock (Alcea), but they are bushier, with smaller, roundish to heart-shaped leaves. Bloom from summer to fall. Easy to grow; need good drainage and average soil. Grow from seed; usually bloom the first year. Use in perennial borders or for a quick tall edging. Not long-lived.Malva alcea
Grows to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; upper leaves are deeply divided. Saucer-shaped pink flowers to 2 in. wide. The most common form is ‘Fastigiata’; it is narrower than the species and looks much like hollyhock.
Strong-growing, slender, erect stems 2–3 ft. tall. Plants leafy at base. Basal leaves smooth-edg...
Bears rose-pink flowers in fall.
Slowly spreading clump, 2–3 in. high. Slender, upright flower stems, some branched, 6–18 i...