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1+1 Hollyhock Malva - Seeds

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1 packet contains Hollyhock - 40 Seeds. It is a vigorously healthy plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins.
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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.

Common name(s): Hollyhocks, common mallow, cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow
Flower colours: Pink, purple, deep red and white
Bloom time: Summer. A few varieties will bloom well into fall.
Max reacahble height: Some varieties grow 2 to 3 feet, while others grow as high as 6 feet.
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and 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)
    Soil: Rich, well drained soil
    Water: Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.
    Temperature: 16 to 28 degrees C
    Fertilizer: Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.

    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.

    Harvesting

    August

  • 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

    References

    • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2504118
    • http://www.gardenguides.com/80284-care-malva-sylvestris-plant.html
    • http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/malva-sylvestris-zebrina-care-and-maintenance/
    • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=282568&isprofile=0&
    • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/planting-malva-21642.html

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    5 / 5 Roopam Shahi 28 August 2017
    Beautiful flowering plant
    4 / 5 Venoshgoosy 23 November 2016
    Is it available in white color flower also.

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