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Deep magenta-pink flowers, with a vivid green eye at the centre and lovely, green Chinese lantern buds and seedpods.

Genus Malope
Group/Species trifida
Variety Vulcan
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Mallow
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in modules March - April, or sow direct in mid spring or late summer.
Care Tips Picking the flowers will encourage lateral growth and prolong flowering. May need staking.
Flowering June - September, 10-12 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 10 days. Last well in water, no conditioning needed.
Harvesting Flower production: 3-4 months.
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible.
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Malope trifida 'Vulcan' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Warwick

a very good and prompt service


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Reviewed 24th August 2018 by Mrs V Wright

The flowers are stunning but a bit leggy on the stems which really need good support.

Malope Trifida "Vulcan"

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Reviewed 26th September 2017 by Ella Raj

Easy to grow, no special attention required. Lots of lovely flowers, about 3-4 inches diameter, sumptuous dark pink and glossy. Radiating out from the heart of each bloom is a green four-pointed eye, which is transluscent, so appears illuminated when the sun shines. LONG flowering season; mine are still producing flowers after starting four months ago! Get some, they are great!

Pink malope

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Reviewed 16th July 2016 by R cooke

Stunning colour and interesting flower buds. lovely open Plant

malope trifida valcan

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Reviewed 15th July 2016 by janet

Beautiful plant with many flowers blooming together. I was attracted to the plant when visiting Jordens Mill near Biggleswade.