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Malope trifida

large-flowered mallow wort

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  • Other common names large-flowered mallow wort
    mallow wort

  • Family Malvaceae

  • Genus Malope are tall annuals and perennials, usually bushy though sometimes almost un-branched. The leaves may be simple or lobed, and the showy, paper-thin flowers are long-stalked and broadly trumpet-shaped ranging from pink to violet blue, and white, often veined in a deeper shade

  • Details M. trifida is an upright, stout-stemmed annual with hairy, lobed, bright green leaves. Broadly trumpet-shaped, pale pink to dark purple-red flowers with purple veins are produced from summer to autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil, ideally in full sun though partial shade is tolerated. Provide support in exposed positions

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests Aphids may be troublesome

Diseases May be affected by a rust

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