Purple Zebrina Hollyhock, packet of 25 seeds
Other Common Names: French Mallow, Hollyhock Mallow, Zebra Mallow
Fun Fact: Thomas Jefferson grew Malva Sylvestris in his garden at Montecello and they still are still grown there today!
Malva sylvestris is not a true hollyhock. It is a European and Asian native with handsome, hollyhock-like, purplish-pink flowers. The perennial French Mallow is similar in appearance to its more familiar mallow cousin, the hollyhock. Another common name is 'Cheeses Mallow', a reference to the shape of the seed clusters.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date at 70 degrees F. Transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Or plant seed directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Malva Sylvestris does very well with direct seeding. As flowers fade, the French Mallow may be cut to its basal leaves for repeat flowering in the fall. Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
Mature plant height: 3-4 feet
Mature plant width: 2 feet
Direct sun/part shade
Perennial in zones 4-8
Please note: Because our seeds are harvested by hand, without the use of machines, a small amount of plant matter may be present with the seeds.