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PlantFiles: Armenian Mallow
Althaea armeniaca

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Althaea (AL-thay-uh) (Info)
Species: armeniaca (ar-men-ee-AH-kuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative NativesOnly On Jan 22, 2011, NativesOnly from Aurora, NE wrote:

This plant is showing up as a candidate for listing as a non-native invasive species. Please do the ecologically correct thing when planting ornamentals by only using species that are native to your area. Local-ecotype native species are even better! Thanks!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Halifax, Massachusetts
Austin, Texas



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