60 - 70 cm
August - September
average, well drained
acid - neutral - alkaline
Europe and N-Africa
Malva is a genus of around 30 species in the mallow family, Malvaceae, with a distribution around Europe, Asia and Africa. Leaves and flowers of many species are used for cooking, especially in Asia.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in January - March.
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Needs sun and well drained soil. Needs support.