Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 3'
Plant Spread: 1'6" to 2'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: only young seedlings can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Bees

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June Plants for Honey BeesJune Plants for Honey Bees
June 2, 2012

Summer is coming, with longer days and hotter temperatures. June is still a great month for honey bees, but they may not produce as much honey as the days get hotter.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 4, 2012 4:40 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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