MALVA MOSCHATA ALBA
This is the more unusual white form of the timeless fragrant cottage garden plant and this lovely form has beautifully contrasting pale pink stamens. A perennial, slightly shrubby, and sometimes evergreen plant, it gently self-seeds but only where it is happy.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:White musk-mallow