Musk Mallow (Malva moschata 'Alba')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 24-36 inch
Plant Spread: 20 - 24 inch
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: 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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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-07-08
By bonitin
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2016-06-19 2:45 pm. Good foliage, good flower and long blooming.
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Location: Canada
By Prosedda
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2016-06-12 5:54 pm. Like a mauve fairy, standing in the middle of the bloss
By HemNorth
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-28
By Patty
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-28
By Patty
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-28
By Joy
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-12 5:54 pm. A lovely early summer white in the garden.
By HemNorth
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-28
By Patty
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-28
By Joy
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On April 7, 2018 Potted up
5 (These germinated over a long period. The youngest is only a couple weeks up.)
MrsBinWY On February 24, 2018 Seeds germinated
1
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
cool room temp; 25 seeds from ishareflowers
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Turk's Cap - Malvaviscus variations- What's up? - Help by tabbycat Jan 28, 2019 10:55 PM 3
Malva Moschata by NicoleAndree Jul 7, 2018 5:18 AM 4
Floral Alphabet Soup! A cornucopia of images from your garden! by KatEnns Dec 9, 2017 5:47 PM 82
Flower ID by Patty Jun 28, 2017 12:28 PM 3
What seeds are you ordering this year? by luvsgrtdanes Feb 22, 2015 10:07 AM 78
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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