Seed
Seedling
Flowering Plant

Musk Mallow

Wild Flower

(Malva moschata)

Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.

Uses

This species is used as part of a mixture in wild flower meadow creation.

Persistence

This is a perennial species

Strengths

It provides a resources for pollinators in mid summer.

Ideal Sowing Time

Sow in autumn or spring

Distinguishing characteristics

Seed

Seed
The musk mallow seed has a curious snail shell shape, which is dark brown to black in colour. The surface is rough with golden coloured minute hairs. It is approximately 3mm in size.

Seedling

Seedling
The seedling produces a pair of heart shaped cotyledons on medium length petioles. The first true leaves are wider and toothed.

Flowering Plant

Flowering Plant
This is a green coloured, bushy, upright plant. The leaves are in narrow segments that cut back to a central lobe, they can be less angular and almost heart shaped. The flowers are pale pink in colour and saucer shaped.

Additional Info

Flowers July - August. This species can grow to 75cm in height.

You can find Musk Mallow in the following mixtures