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Malva Moschata
A perfect addition to the informal border or wildlife garden, Malva Moschata is an upright perennial which will reward you with beautiful, dainty pink flowers throughout summer to early autumn. H 50-100cm x S 10-50cm

Malva Moschata


Malva Moschata, also known as Musk Mallow, will look great in any informal setting, from borders to wildflower meadows. It has a bushy, upright habit with heart shaped leaves which become more feather like nearer the top of the plant. The leaves, when crushed, will give off a slight musky fragrance. Throughout summer and early autumn, you will be blessed by the pale pink, saucer shaped flowers which can be up to 6cm in width.

Moschata is especially suited to the informal border/wildlife garden due to the self-seeding habit of the plant. It is also very attractive to bees, butterflies and other insects due to the nectar and pollen.

Who wouldn’t enjoy watching the wildlife this perennial attracts and to see it gently billowing in the breeze on a beautiful summer’s day?

Key points

  • Upright perennial
  • Deciduous foliage
  • Pale pink flowers throughout summer/early autumn
  • Full sun
  • Chalk/clay/sand/loam
  • Acid/alkaline/neutral
  • Moist but well drained soil
  • Will self- seed
  • Suitable for mixed border/wildflower garden/informal garden/wildlife garden/cut flowers
  • Attractive to pollinators
  • H 50-100 cm x S 10-50 cm over 2-5 years

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