Cheese's Mallow Seed Pack
Malva sylvestris is native to western Europe and was a favorite for the colonial cottage garden.
Cheese’s mallow is a short-lived biennial or perennial and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It grows 2-3’ in height and 1.5-2’ in width and flowers from mid-summer to early fall. The lavender colored flowers are striped with dark purple and are dramatic against the dark green palmate leaves. Plants will bloom the first year from seed. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Rabbit resistant.
Sow seeds inside and cover with 1/8” germination mix. Keep moist but not wet. Alternately, direct sow seeds into garden after the last frost date. Space 1.5-2’ apart. Seeds germinate 7-21 days at soil temperatures between 70-75°F. Once established, Malva sylvestris readily self-sows.
USDA Zones 4-8.