Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' / Zebra Mallow / Seeds

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Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' / Zebra Mallow / Seeds

An appealing shrub, with silky white to pale pink flowers, with unusual violet stripes.  Plants have heart shaped leaves and flowers over a long period in the summer from June to September.  Zebra Mallows grow to a manageable height of 100-120cm and form upright plants.  They attract pollinators and make good cut flowers. 

Malva ‘Zebrina’ grows best in sun to part shade, well drained soil and some protection from wind. 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow autumn or spring.  Early sowings flower in the first year.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy first year flowering semi-evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H5)
Flowers June to September
Height 100 - 120cm
Spread 60 - 90cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and well drained soil

Sow in autumn or spring about 2mm deep in trays of seed compost.  Keep at around 20°C and germination takes 2-4 weeks, and can be erratic.   Pot on seedlings when they are big enough to handle and plant out in the garden when frost free. Trim back the plant on transplanting, to encourage a compact shape.  Early sowings flower in the first year.  Plant out in a sunny or semi-shaded area in not-too-rich soil.

Grow Plants need little maintenance once established.  They flower prolifically in the right conditions.  Cut back flowering stalks after they have died to stimulate more flowers.  In spring, tidy up any remaining unruly/dead material.  Mulch the base of the plants in colder gardens to protect them against hard frosts.  Plants self-seed, but new plants may flower in different shades of pink.