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Malva sylvestris ‘Brave Heart’
Malva sylvestris ‘Brave Heart’
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Malva sylvestris ‘Brave Heart’

Striped Mallow

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.350.080

This cousin to the garden hollyhock has similar satiny flowers, bright mauve in colour, with dramatic royal-purple stripes. Usually acts as a short-lived perennial or biennial, flowering for months on end. Forms a bushy, upright mound, but may need to be staked towards the middle of summer. A terrific specimen plant, excellent in the garden or featured in containers. In colder regions this is well worth growing as an annual, because of the long season of bloom. Allow plants to set seed, and they may self-sow in future years. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Malva sylvestris ‘Brave Heart’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.