Common name: Mallow-Hollyhock
Height: 24-48 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer Midsummer Late summer Early-fall Mid-fall
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Eclectic
One tough perennial! 'Zebrina' sports soft pink flowers with striking, raspberry-purple veins, achieving a pinwheel effect. These outstanding 2 inch, bowl-shaped flowers are produced in abundance from early summer to frost on robust, shrub-like plants.
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.