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botanical name:
Malva sylvestris 'Brave Heart'
Malva sylvestris 'Brave Heart' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Common mallow
synonyms:  Malva sylvestris 'Braveheart'
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Tall growing, subshrubby habit with evergreen basal foliage of shallowly lobed, hairy mid-green leaves.Spikes of large lavender mauve-pink flowers with dark purple veins, freely produced all summer.

cultivation:
Best in well drained, poorish soil and a mild or sheltered position.
Tends to be short-lived.

propagation:
From seed, will usually flower in the first year.

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