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Malva (Mallow), Malope (Malope Mallow) & Kosteletzkya (Sea Mallow)

Mallows and Sea Mallows are either annuals to short lived perennials from cool temperate climates or woody shrubs from subtropical areas. All have ornamental, hand-shaped, maple tree-like leaves on erect stalks and numerous bright colored flowers in pink, violet to bluish-red shades throughout the summer. All species from temperate climates are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in an open position outside in the garden. Subtropical Malva species as well as the extremely rare Sea Mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) are not winter hardy and should be grown in pots under frostfree conditions throughout the year at a winter minimum of some 10°C in full sun and with reduced watering.
Sow flat in any well drained soil. Keep pots of winter hardy Malva species in a protected spot outside. Sowings from subtropical species have to be placed at some 20°C. Carefully transplant after third pair of real leaves appears.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6, unless not stated differently.
20 seeds per package, unless not stated differently.
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Malope trifida (Malope Mallow)

Malope trifida (Malope Mallow)

30 (50), Malope Mallow is an annual species with showy red, rose to white flower cups above acer-like foliage. Native of sunny sites in South-Western Europe and North Africa. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Either sow directly into the ground from autumn to early summer or precultivate in pots at some 20°C in early spring and transplant seedlings end of spring to early summer after the last freezing nights. Seeds from a pure white flowering strain. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8004 € 3,99
Malva aff. multiflora

Malva aff. multiflora

100 (140)cm, (syn. Lavatera aff. cretica) a perennial species with affinities to Malva multiflora, yet plants from this Spanisch provenance have larger, brownish-black seeds than usual. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and protected spot. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Granada, Spain)4888 € 3,99
(ex Granada)
Malva alcea (Hollyhock Mallow)

Malva alcea (Hollyhock Mallow)

110 (150)cm, Hollyhock Mallow is a herbaceous biannual to perennial and similar to Lavatera thuringiaca. It makes tall, upright annual stems with numerous bright rose, quite large flowers and silvery-grey, serrated, maple-like leaves. It is native of dryish soils in sunny spots from central to S Europe. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3526 € 3,99
Malva arborea (Mediterranean Tree Mallow)

Malva arborea (Mediterranean Tree Mallow)

180 (300)cm, Mediterranean Tree Mallow (syn. Lavatera arborea) is a showy biannual to perennial woody, branching shrub with erect stems covered with numerous large, intense dark lilac, glossy flowers with purplish central stripes above dark green maple-like foliage. Native of the Mediterranean growing in open spots in coastal areas. For any rich, well drained soil in sull sun throughout the year. Best grown as perennial pot plants, keep drier in winter at a temperature minimum of some 5°C. Seeds from wild collections from Mallorca, Spain and in the southern Algarve, Portugal.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca)3503 € 0,99*
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
seed package (ex Portugal)5261 € 0,99*
seed package (ex Portugal)
(ex Portugal)
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Malva assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora (California Shrub Mallow)

Malva assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora (California Shrub Mallow)

170 (220)cm, California Shrub Mallow (syn. Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora) is a semi-evergreen shrub with showy, intense dark pink flowers with violet stripes and palmate, mid green to grayish-green leaves on gray stems. Originally only native on the Channel islands offcoast California it is now widespread in the western USA (California region) for its horticultural value and prefers open, sandy to rocky places. This species is not reliably winter hardy and it is best grown under frostfree conditions throughout the year. Excellent pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate. In winter keep cooler at a minimum of some 10°C with reduced watering. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Laguna Beach)4885 € 3,99*
(ex Laguna Beach)
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Malva cachemiriana (Cashmir Mallow)

Malva cachemiriana (Cashmir Mallow)

150cm, Cashmir Mallow (syn. Lavatera cachemiriana) is an annual to short lived perennial with upright stems densely covered with large bright rose flowers. Native of the Cashmir region in India and Pakistan. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4814 € 4,99
Malva canariensis (Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow)

Malva canariensis (Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow)

150 (220)cm, Pink Maple-leafed Canary Shrub Mallow (syn. Lavatera acerifolia) is a perennial maple-leafed species native of all western islands, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote (Lavatera acerifolia var. hariensis), where it locally occurs in sheltered rock crevices in the succulent zone at an altitudinal range of some 200m to 700m. It makes most ornamental, large pale pink flowers with a showy dark purple throat. Plants usually will go semi-dormant in summer and shed most of their leaves. With decreasing temperatures in autumn and winter plants will start new growth. Keep slightly drier and preferably rather cool at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun in winter. An easy going and robust species. V-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)1094 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Tenerife)3457 € 2,99*
seed package (ex Tenerife)
(ex Tenerife)
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Malva moschata (Musk Mallow)

Malva moschata (Musk Mallow)

120 (150)cm, Musk Mallow is a semiperennial native throughout Central Europe occurring in open sites in rich, stony, slightly dry soils. Makes bright rose flowers above strongly dissected, geranium-like leaves. All densely covered with fine white hairs. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2020 € 4,99
Malva multiflora (Cornish Mallow)

Malva multiflora (Cornish Mallow)

50 (150)cm, Cornish Mallow (syn. Lavatera cretica) is an annual to biannual mallow native of Crete and the Mediterranean region. Has slightly pubescent leaves and dark pink, small flowers. Excellent for the rock garden in any well drained soil and full sun. Will self sow freely under good conditions. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Palestine)4889 € 3,99*
(ex Palestine)
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Malva olbia (Western Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

Malva olbia (Western Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

170 (220)cm, Mediterranean Shrub Mallow (syn. Lavatera olbia) is an utmost beautiful woody shrub from the western Mediterranean with numerous, quite large, brilliant lilac flowers above ornamental greyish green, smoothly haired leaves. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Give some good winter protection against freezing through or cultivate in pots in very cold regions. If grown as a pot plant keep drier in winter with reduced watering at a minimum of some 5°C in full sun. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5238 € 3,99*
seed package
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Malva preissiana (Australian Flood Mallow)

Malva preissiana (Australian Flood Mallow)

80 (120)cm, Australian Hollyhock or Australian Flood Mallow (syn. Lavatera plebeia) is a medium sized, semiperennial species from south-central Australia. It makes mid green, lobed to almost ovate leaves and pale rose to white flower cups with darker rose to lilac stripes. Easily grown as an annual in the garden in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow in mid spring after the last freezing nights directly into the ground in the garden.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3887 € 2,99
Malva punctata (Three Lobed Mallow)

Malva punctata (Three Lobed Mallow)

100 (140)cm, Three Lobed Mallow (syn. Lavatera punctata) is an elegant annual native from Syria and Palestine, throughout the eastern Mediterranean. Stems are sparsely covered with stellate hairs and spear shaped to trilobed leaves. Lilac-pink flowers are born in a lax inflorescence. Seeds from a collection made in Jadra/Jiyé (10km S of Beyrouth, Lebanon) growing in rocky soils in full sun. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. V-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Jadra/Jiyé, Lebanon)2023 € 4,99*
(ex Jadra/Jiyé)
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Malva subovata (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

Malva subovata (Mediterranean Shrub Mallow)

150 (200)cm, Mediterranean Shrub Mallow (syn. Lavatera maritima) is a perennial, woody shrub with acer like, grayish-green foliage and numerous bright pink flowers with lilac veins. A Mediterranean species from coastal areas which has become rather rare due to the destruction of its habitat for tourist activities and by grazing of savaged goats. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 5°C. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca)4596 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Mallorca)
(ex Mallorca)
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Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana (Mauritanian Mallow)

Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana (Mauritanian Mallow)

150cm, Mauritanian Mallow is a an annual to short lived perennial with upright stems densely covered with large, rich lilac flowers with pale rose stripes. Native of Southwestern Europe and Northwestern Africa. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4817 € 1,99
seed package
Malva sylvestris ssp. sylvestris (Common Mallow)

Malva sylvestris ssp. sylvestris (Common Mallow)

100 (180)cm, Common Mallow is a perennial species of central and southern Europe with numerous middle-sized bright rose flowers with darker central veines which serve as nectar guides for visiting bees. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Plants from the island of Sardinia (Italy) have slightly larger flowers with much broader petals than those from populations found in Germany. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Germany)1400 € 2,99*
(ex Germany)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)4297 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)
(ex Sardinia)
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Malva thuringiaca (Rosy Tree Mallow)

Malva thuringiaca (Rosy Tree Mallow)

110 (150)cm, Rosy Tree Mallow (syn. Lavatera thuringiaca) is a herbaceous perennial with tall, upright annual stems with numerous bright rose, quite large flowers and silvery-grey, serrated, maple-like leaves. It is native of dryish soils in meadows and at the edge of woods in central to south-eastern Europe. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3528 € 4,99
Malva trimestris (Annual Rose Mallow)

Malva trimestris (Annual Rose Mallow)

70 (120), Rose Mallow (syn. Lavatera trimestris) is an annual species with most ornamental, quite large, bright rose, satin-like flower cups above heartshaped leaves on a tall, freely branching stem. Native of open spots in S Europe and the Mediterranean. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Either sow directly into the ground from autumn to early summer or precultivate in pots at some 20°C in early spring and transplant seedlings end of spring to early summer after the last freezing nights. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3218 € 2,99
Malva verticillata (Chinese Mallow)

Malva verticillata (Chinese Mallow)

50 (120)cm, Chinese Mallow or Cluster Mallow is an annual to biannual mallow native from Europe and throughout Asia. It has very slightly pubescent leaves and many small rose flowers arranged in dense whorls around the upright stem. Excellent for the rock garden in any well drained soil and full sun. Will self sow freely under suitable conditions. Our seeds are from showier plants with reddish stems as shown in the photo. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1347 € 2,99