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Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana 'Primley Blue' (French Mallow)

Mallow 'Primley Blue', French Mallow 'Primley Blue', Hollyhock Mallow 'Primley Blue'


Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana 'Primley Blue' (French Mallow) is an erect, bushy, biennial or perennial boasting attractive flower spikes adorned with 5-petaled, violet-blue flowers with striking darker veins. Blooming from summer to fall, the showy flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), are produced in abundance in the leaf axils. The flowers are sterile and last longer, being unable to turn to seed. They are visited by many insects, especially bees for pollen. The leaves stand on long hairy footstalks, and are divided into 5-9 shallow lobes. This French Mallow is perfect for cottage or wildflower gardens. Excellent in containers too.

  • Grows up to 2 ft. high and wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best flower color is obtained in full sun.
  • Easy to grow, Common Mallow is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens and wildflower meadows.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for hollyhock rust.
  • Propagate by division.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Malva - Mallows
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Malva - Mallows
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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