Malva sylvestris, Zebrina Zebra Mallow, Old Fashioned Cottage Garden Hollyhocks, Great for Butterfly Gardens
Cottage Garden favorite, Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' is a long blooming plant. Malva also goes by the common names of Hollyhock and Mallow. This perennial Malva is easy to grow in full sun and well drained soil. Plants will flower the first year from seed if started in late winter.
Malva 'Zebrina' is a quintessential cottage garden flower. This is a great plant to use in natural style gardens. Malva is a great weaver in between established plantings. The colorful flower spike rise up and add color while other perennials are resting. In my zone 6 garden it begins blooming in May and continues throughout the summer if dead headed.
Zebra Mallow is hardy in zones 5-9. It is considered a perennial or half hardy annual and grows 3-4 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide. The plant will grow in partial shade but may be leggy. The flower stalks rise from the dark green clump of foliage and are lined with the small purple veined flowers.
Each seed packet contains 25 seeds fresh from this year's harvest. All seeds come with complete growing instructions.