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botanical name:
Malva sylvestris 'Marina'
Malva sylvestris 'Marina' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Common mallow
synonyms:  Malva sylvestris 'Dema'
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Striking silvery violet-blue flowers with darker veining, freely produced all summer. Subshrubby, compact habit with evergreen basal foliage. Shallowly lobed hairy mid-green leaves.

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

other notes:
A sport of Malva sylvestris 'Primely Blue'
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