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Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

 
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
mallow pink
Common name mallow pink
Family malvaceae
Life cycle annual/perennial
Flowers purple/pink (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds prolifically in our garden

We bought a few of these long ago, in our garden's first year. Ever since, we've been resupplied by volunteer seedlings. They don't all have the exact same coloration - some, like the one pictured, are darker and richer in color, on others the lighter bands have more of a silvery appearance. But they all have the striking stripes, which earns them their place in our garden, even if it means weeding out the majority of the volunteers every spring. The picture at right was taken in late October one year, when this mallow was among the few things left proudly blooming in a garden ready to give up for the season.

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

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