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PlantFiles: Malva
Malva 'Park Allee'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malva (MAL-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Park Allee
Additional cultivar information: (aka Parkallee)

Synonym:Alcea x althaea

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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By risperdal
Thumbnail #1 of Malva  by risperdal

By saya
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Jul 27, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Found by Ewald Hugin, Freiburg.
The credits for the remarkable pretty gray green foliage go to Althaea officinalis. But it also looks like a Hollyhock. Dies back in winter, emerges in spring for a new long flowering season. The stems can reach a height of 250 cm. Bringing up new shoots every year the bush can get 250 cm across. Because it is a hybrid (Alcea x Althaea) it probably will not come true from seeds. Pretty!

Neutral risperdal On Aug 14, 2005, risperdal from Mnchengladbach
Germany (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant have been variously referred to Malva, Malva sylvestris, Alcea, Alcea Althaea and Althaea Alcea. The correct identity is unclear, but it seems fairly certain that they are not correctly placed in Malva. Grows to 2 meter. in zone 8 perennial. Blooms 8/9.

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