MALVA SYLVESTRIS

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MALVA SYLVESTRIS

$3.52 / packet

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Description

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.

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Malvaceae

Common name:Common mallow

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:60-90cm

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