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Malva alcea
Malva alcea

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Zones 1-9, 14-24, 31-43
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Malva alcea

Malvaceae
Perennials

MALVA

From Europe; naturalized in 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, average soil. Grow from seed; usually bloom first year. Use in perennial borders or for a quick tall edging. Not long lived.

Malva alcea

Perennial. To 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; upper leaves deeply divided. Saucer-shaped pink flowers to 2 in. wide.

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