General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
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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Common names
  • Musk Mallow

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
- A good show of blossoms for the whole summer.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-06-14
- This plant has daintier and finer leaves than those of Malva al
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2017-06-24
- This plant is thin and spindly due to the sandy soil.
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 4000-05-09
Photo by magga

Photo credit: Uoaei1
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 1997  August-September
Malva moschata   capsules forming
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-06-22
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-06-22
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-07-03
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-07-11
Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2006-07-01
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Comments:
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 4, 2012 4:40 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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