This attractive flamboyant wild flower produces flowers consisting of five vivid-pink petals marked with dark stripes. on repeatedly dividing hairy stems. It is a lovely, trouble-free plant to naturalise, or for a wild garden or even a dry bank where it will positively thrive. As with many wild food plants, the common mallow has also had a long history of medicinal use. Due to its high mucilage content, mallows make excellent soothing demulcent herbs, especially for cases of inflammation, either for the urinary, digestive or respiratory systems.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Common mallow
Packet Content:50 (Approx)