Making an impressive evergreen shrublet, this beautiful plant bears large, soft, velvety leaves, and almost as a bonus, purple flowers smother the plant in early summer. Although it looks tender, it is frost hardy, and either in a very large pot or in the garden it is an arresting sight.
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:English Tree Mallow, Velvet Tree Mallow, German Baummalve, Baumförmige Strauchpappel, Strauchmalve Swedish jättemalva
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial
Seeds / gram:80 (Approx)