x Alcalthaea suffrutescens 'Parkfrieden' (syn. Malva sylvestris 'Park Freedom')
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Back)
- Broad Tolerance
- July - September
- 1.5m (5ft)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.
This mallow/hollyhock cross was developed in the search for a hollyhock with excellent rust resistance and you’ve certainly got that here.
It’s a robust-looking plant which flowers taller and longer than most, with apricot-pink double centred flowers.
Prune tips in spring to make a bushier plant and allow for good air circulation.