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Malva alcea 'Fastigiata'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malva (MAL-vuh) (Info)
Species: alcea (al-KEE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fastigiata

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Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive goulot On Sep 4, 2012, goulot from Canton, MI wrote:

I grew this plant for years and took it with me when I moved. Two years ago, I found out that it was infected with "rust". For fear it might contaminate other plants, I dug it up and put it in the trash; I was careful to remove all the seedlings. Now I am sorry I did not keep a few seeds, to grow it along the neighbor's fence.

All I have are seedlings of Malva Magic Merlin, some more blue than the original plant, some more red, and some like the original. But this Malva is more invasive than the original "fastigiata".

Negative ladygardener1 On Aug 5, 2006, ladygardener1 from Near Lake Erie, NW, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have been growing this plant for 3 years and every year the leaves have been eaten by an army of small green worms, I don't use chemicals in my garden, so this is an undesirable plant in the sitting area where I can see it every day. I plan on moving it to an another area hopeing that the birds might benefit feasting on the worms that enjoy this plant.

Regional...

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

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Chicago, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Pinconning, Michigan
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Hudson, New Hampshire
North Tonawanda, New York
Columbia Station, Ohio
Highland Heights, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Albion, Pennsylvania
Grapeville, Pennsylvania
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington



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