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Malva

Malva spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

60cm

80cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

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Malva Overview

A genus of around 25-30 species of annual, biennial or herbaceous perennial plants in the Malvaceae family with a wide distribution throughout Africa, Asia and Europe from the tropics to temperate zones. They have palmately divided leaves and 5-petalled salver-shaped flowers in shades of white or pink. Several species are cultivated as garden ornamentals for their attractive Summer flowers. Often grown in wildflower planting schemes, they are short-lived but will self-seed.

Common problems with Malva

How to propagate Malva

Cuttings

Propagate by seed in autumn and selected forms by cuttings from firm, basal shoots in late spring or summer. These shoots may be encouraged by cutting plant back after first flowers have faded.

Seed