Malva moschata f. alba (White Musk Mallow) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: If you start the seeds (about 1/8″ deep) indoors in late winter to early spring, the plants may flower the first year. Or, you could sow them outdoors from early to midsummer, in which case they might not flower until the following year. Please be aware that germination is likely to be slow and erratic, whenever you start them, stretching over a period of weeks or even months. The last time I started this form from seed, I started indoors on March 6. Two seeds germinated on March 14, then there was no more action, so I moved the pot outdoors on March 20; more seedlings appeared from April 16 through May. The early seedlings flowered in early June to mid July; the later seedlings flowered from late June into early August.

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White musk mallow (Malva moschata f. alba or ‘Alba’) produces bushy, 2- to 3-foot-tall clumps of deeply lobed leaves and single white, hollyhock-like flowers in summer. I normally grow the usual pink-flowered version but this white one popped up in another part of my garden one year, and I thought it was even prettier. Keep in mind that it’s possible for a few pink-flowered plants to appear along the white ones. For me, at least, musk mallow tends to perform as an annual, flowering its first year from an early sowing. In some areas, it may be perennial—particularly from a summer sowing—but tends to be short-lived. It does self-sow if you allow it to, so you can enjoy it year after year from one planting even if it doesn’t overwinter for you. Full sun. Annual or perennial; Zones 3 to 9.

Collected starting in mid July 2022. At least 15 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.

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