Mallow – malva

Malva are easy to grow and produce long-lasting flowers – pink, purple, blue and white.

Perennial mallow – malva moschata or ‘musk mallow’ – reaches 1 metres high.

  • They thrive in poor, well-drained soil.
  • Perform best in full sun.
  • Water regularly after planting – but established plants tolerate dry soil.
  • prune in autum to reduce growth by 50%.
  • In early spring prune again, down to 1 foot (30 cm) to promote vigorous growth.
  • Plants may be raised by cuttings.


(There is a pink flowering large perennial mallow at the corner point of the woods, at the boundary to the back patch and railway line.)