Thursday, August 21, 2008
Malva: Miniature Hollyhocks
Ooh, I'm all excited. Every time I check my email I get another taker for the Hollyhock seeds. I'm so glad. I always have so many seeds left over and I just hate to throw them away. They should be dry in another couple weeks so look for your care packages then! (OmegaMom - yes, I do have yellow.)
And, this is for you Ellen. Okay so you've got a yard the size of a postage stamp (you really need to send pictures of this... :-) So, regular Hollyhocks won't work but miniature ones will.
Sometimes called Mallow and other times Malva, these little gals are bright August bloomers that reach 2-4 feet high. Bumblebees love 'em and you might, too!
Mallow, Malva, I don't really know what the difference is but they're pretty little bloomers in tight spots where you need some height. Zones 4-8. Not fussy about soil. Full sun.