Common Mallow

Malva sylvestris

Cheese Cakes, Cheese Flower, High Mallow, Hock, Hock Herb, Marsh Mallow, Mauls, Maws, Round Dock, Tall Mallow, Garden Mallow, Blue Mallow, Cheeses, Forest Mallow, High Cheeseweed, Purple Mallow

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This semi-upright perennial that occurs naturally on disturbed ground is a valuable addition to wildflower meadows & gardens. Flower spikes appear in summer into autumn, that can get up to 1.4m tall.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Chalk, Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Malvaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

None

Problems

Generally trouble free but can suffered from Hollyhock rust.
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