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    Zebrina Mallow

    Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

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    Zebrina Mallow (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Zebrina Mallow flowers

    Zebrina Mallow flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Zebrina Mallow (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Zebrina Mallow flowers

    Zebrina Mallow flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  24 inches

    Flower Height:  3 feet

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  5a

    Other Names:  Striped Mallow, Zebra Mallow

    Ornamental Features

    Zebrina Mallow features bold spikes of lavender round flowers with purple stripes rising above the foliage from mid summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its crinkled round leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Zebrina Mallow is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Self-Seeding

    Zebrina Mallow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Zebrina Mallow will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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