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Common Mallow

Malva sylvestris

Also known as

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

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Common Mallow Overview

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.

Common problems with Common Mallow

Generally trouble free but can suffered from Hollyhock rust.

How to harvest Common Mallow

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Common Mallow

Seed

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings.

Special features of Common Mallow

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Common Mallow

Borders

Hedges, Woodland Edges and Shrub Borders

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