Malva sylvestris mauritiana

Malva sylvestris mauritiana Tree Mallow

Common Name: Tree Mallow

Nicknamed "Tree Mallow", M. sylvestris mauritiana has foliage that closely resembles the Hollyhock, being large and coarse in texture. Up to 3 inch wide, rich purple flowers with plum veins are produced in abundance from late summer to late fall. It makes such a statement in the garden that all of your visitors will ask what it is.

Heat and drought are not a problem for this perennial. Though it is sometimes short-lived, Malva will self-seed readily assuring years of blooms.