Hollyhock Alcea Malva Zebrina

$12.00

100 in stock

9″ Mum Pot
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’

Zebra Mallow
USDA Zone: 6-9
Plant number: 1.350.200

An old Cottage-garden favourite, this cousin to the Hollyhock has similar satiny flowers in a soft lavender-purple shade, exotically striped with deep maroon veins. It forms an upright, bushy mound that may need to be staked if grown in rich soil. This is a short-lived perennial or biennial, often flowering itself to death in the first year, but coming back the next year from self-sown seedlings. Excellent in containers, or the sunny border. In cold regions this is well worth growing, because of the long blooming season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Also known as Striped Mallow.

Further details for
Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy or
Clay
Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid
Soil Moisture
Average or
Moist
Care Level
Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Mauve/Lilac
Purple
Blooming Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall
Mid Fall
Foliage Color
Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Border
Containers
Cut Flower
Rabbit Resistant
Massed
Specimen
Flower Head Size
Medium
Height
60-120 cm
23-47 inches
Spread
45-60 cm
18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
None

Growth Rate
Medium