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.)