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Malva alcea

Malva alcea
hollyhock mallow
Synonym(s) Malva alcea var. fastigiata; Malva fastigiata
Common name hollyhock mallow
Family malvaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (drought-tolerant)
From seed germinate at room temperature, low germination rate
detailed seed-starting info below

Lots of pink flowers on an upright bushy plant. Nice!

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F (5%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed from '04 garden. Lightly sandpapered seed, baggy 70F (15%G, 10-41d)

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