Covering its 3-foot frame with silky pink blossoms from late June until frost, hollyhock mallow (Malva alcea
) is one of the bloomingest plants you can grow. It brightens meadows throughout France, and even grows in waste spaces and roadsides. A perennial, it is sometimes shortlived because it has a tendency to bloom itself to death. Not a problem, as it self-sows nicely.
Plant the seed in spring through early fall in average to rich garden soil. Hardy at least to Zone 5.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1 g (about 350 seeds)