Height: 3' (90cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink, white ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Dilleniidae (Dillenia Superorder) Order: Malvales (Mallow Order) Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Genus: Malva (Mallow) Species: moschata (Musk) ____________________________________
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)
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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