About 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.
|Common Name ||Hollyhocks, common mallow, cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow |
|Height ||Some varieties grow 2 to 3 feet, while others grow as high as 6 feet.|
|Flower Colour ||Pink, purple, deep red and white|
|Bloom Time ||Summer. A few varieties will bloom well into fall.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
- 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
Hollyhock Malva care
- Planting hollyhock may be done in spring or fall
- Select a sunny location sheltered from the wind
- Spring plantings will be safer in areas where winters are severe
- Plant as soon as nursery stock is received
- If plantings must be delayed, place the hollyhock in a cool, shaded area and keep the roots moist
- Hollyhock seedlings are grown in a special planting mixture to promote fast growth
- Do not pull this material away from the roots, but set the top of the planting material level with the soil line
- Firm the soil around the plants and roots by pressing the soil with your hands
- Water well to eliminate air pockets that may form around the roots
|Sunlight ||Full sun (Can tolerate partial shade for sometime)|
|Watering ||Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.|
|Soil ||Rich, well drained soil|
|Temperature ||16 to 28 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.|
|Harvest Season ||August|
Hollyhock Malva special feature
Hollyhocks grow heart-shaped leaves that clump up into a mound below the flower stalks.
Hollyhock Malva uses
- 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
- Leaves are used as an edible in Europe
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do hollyhock malva grow?
On average hollyhock malva grows Some varieties grow 2 to 3 feet, while others grow as high as 6 feet.
What color are hollyhock malva ?
A hollyhock malva plant bears flowers of color Pink, purple, deep red and white
How hard is hollyhock malva to grow?
A hollyhock malva is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a hollyhock malva need?
A hollyhock malva prefers Full sun (Can tolerate partial shade for sometime)
How much water does a hollyhock malva need?
A hollyhock malva prefers watering Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.
What kind of soil does a hollyhock malva need?
What temperature does a hollyhock malva like?
How should I fertilize my hollyhock malva ?
Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.
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