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Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' Plants

Malva 'Zebrina' is one of the first perennials we started offering and one of the few that is still hanging around.  It is hard to get rid of a top performing classic.  The glossy dark green leaves give way to uniquely shaped blooms in early June.  The blooms are borne abundantly for about six weeks before the plants start to die back, and the seed ripens.  Songbirds like, goldfinches, particularly love the seeds.  If the dried seed heads are not preferred the entire plant can be trimmed to 3" above the crown making a 45-degree angle cut so that water will run off easier.  A great choice for the mid to back border or making a neat hedge.  This variety will self-seed freely.
Mature Plant Size: 3' Tall, 2' Spread
Bloom Time: May - September
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade  
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5 
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring.  If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all-purpose formula in early spring annually.  It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot
Regular price $ 10.95 USD
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