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Musk Mallow

Abelmoschus moschatus

Also known as

Musk Okra, Ornamental Okra, Ambrette

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Musk Mallow Overview

This is a perennial that can grow to a height of 2m and 1m wide. It is fast growing and flowers between July and September.

Common problems with Musk Mallow

How to propagate Musk Mallow

Seed

By seed.

Other uses of Musk Mallow

Culinary use for seed pods which can be cooked like okra. Seeds can be toasted to flavour sweet foods and an essential oil can be made which is used to flavour sweet foods such as cakes and ice-cream. Also grown for its attractive flowers.

Oil