Description for Hollyhock Malva
It may be considered a perennial or biennial. Upper leaf lobes have a more triangular shape. Long stalked, with 5 petals, bright rose-purple flowers with darker stripes along the petals bloom singly or in 3 to 5 flowered axillary clusters.
Planting and care
Caring for Hollyhock Malva
- After the growing season is over, Hollyhock should be cut back to ground level.
- To assure that the plant does not get killed out completely, cover the area with mulch, in case the winter is real harsh.
- Look for an insect attack and can be treated with insecticides and insecticidal soaps.
Typical uses of Hollyhock Malva
Special features: Hollyhocks grow heart-shaped leaves that clump up into a mound below the flower stalks.
Culinary use: Leaves are used as an edible in Europe.
Ornamental use: The showy blossoms on hollyhocks make great cut flowers for bouquets. They add a traditional look to cottage gardens. Use these flowers as border plants, mass plantings and showcase plants. Hollyhocks are visually appealing when placed along a fence or a wall.
Medicinal use: NA
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Beautiful flowering plant
Is it available in white color flower also.