Purple Musk Mallow
Malva sylvestris purpurea
A European, Africa & Asian wildflower and a close cousin to the Hollyhock but much shorter inhabit. It is adaptable to any well-drained soil, frost and drought tolerant with a preference for a sunny position.
A perennial plant growing to a height of 0.6 metres and with a spread of 0,5 metres. The stem is thick and erect; the leaves are dark green, kidney-shaped with 5 – 7 lobes. This mallow has a range of medicinal and food uses and all parts of the plant are edible. During the 1948 siege of Jerusalem, it was considered an important famine crop. This plant will self-seed if not dead-headed. However, it is not invasive.
Flowering is from mid-summer to early autumn and the blooms attract butterflies. It is suitable for cut flowers, containers, borders and massed planting with the addition of being rabbit resistant.
Offered is a packet of 50 seeds with propagation instructions.
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