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Quick facts

  • Attractive to bumblebees
  • Widely adapted
  • Easy to grow


Malva sylvestris

Beautiful mallow closely related to hollyhock. 1” bright purple flowers bear in abundant clusters in early summer on stems 24” tall. Easy to grow, tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions and poor soil.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


8 weeks

7-14 d.


Full to part



Direct sow 3-4 weeks prior to last frost date. Tolerant of a light frost. Cover with 1/8 inch soil. Or, start indoors up to 8 weeks before last frost date to get a head start. Transplants quite well provided it is kept moist during the establishment process.

Seed specs:

Packet size: 1/2 g. ~175 seeds