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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Malva-Musk Mallow

Propagating Musk Mallow should be done in the spring however it doesn’t take transplanting easily, but alas it is an abundant self seeder so give it plenty of room. Deer will munch but rabbits will not and it will not stand up well to humidity. It is one of the few perennials that will flourish in sandy alkaline soil in full to mostly full sun. It blooms from June through September and colors range from white, pink and lavender and can grow to a height of 4', but 1-2' is the norm. It is deciduous. Deadhead the blooms about 2/3 down to obtain re-bloom, but no seeds. Musk Mallow attracts butterflies.

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