Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.
This species is used as part of a mixture in wild flower meadow creation.
This is a perennial species
It provides a resources for pollinators in mid summer.
Ideal Sowing Time
Sow in autumn or spring
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.
The seedling produces a pair of heart shaped cotyledons on medium length petioles. The first true leaves are wider and toothed.
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.
Flowers July - August. This species can grow to 75cm in height.
You can find Musk Mallow in the following mixtures