MALVA moschata

Musk Mallow



Height: 3' (90cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Pink, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Malvales (Mallow Order)
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Genus: Malva (Mallow)
Species: moschata (Musk)
Malva moschata

Malva moschata is a British wildflower, usually having pink flowers and finely cut ferny leaves. In cultivation, Malva moschata alba, the white version, is a more distinguished plant, reaching a height of about 3', rather like a small-flowered shubby Hollyhock.

Malva moschata grows in most conditions, and will self-seed where happy.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:

Outside (45 days)
(8 days)
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are arranged in a ring inside the calyx, which folds over

Seed The seeds are small black notched discs. There are many seeds inside each seedhead.

Seedling The seedleaves are heart-shaped, and the first true leaves are palmate.

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