Is Malva sylvestris zebrina invasive?

Is Malva sylvestris zebrina invasive?

Is Malva sylvestris zebrina invasive?

Very invasive. I planted one of these 5 years ago.

Where is Malva sylvestris native to?

Malva sylvestris, commonly known as common mallow but also known as wood mallow, tree mallow and high mallow, is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

Is a Malva plant a perennial?

A long time favorite perennial, Zebrina Mallow, Malva, delights us with colorful bowl-shaped pink flowers with striking raspberry-purple veins that give a pinwheel effect. Flowers are produced in abundance for months from from early summer until frost. A robust grower, plants mature to shrubby mounds.

Are mallow and Malva the same?

Malva is the ancient Latin name for mallow. Mallow is a bushy perennial with stout stems growing to 4 feet. Soft green, fingered leaves and 5-petaled flowers in the leaf axils bloom over a long period.

What does Malva sylvestris look like?

Described as reddish-purple, bright pinkish-purple with dark stripes and bright mauve-purple, the flowers of Malva sylvestris appear in axillary clusters of 2 to 4 and form irregularly and elongated along the main stem with the flowers at the base opening first.

What is the meaning of Malva?

Definition of malva 1 capitalized : a genus of Old World herbs (family Malvaceae) having palmate leaves and tribracteate flowers with naked reniform indehiscent carpels. 2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Malva — see common mallow.

How tall does the Malva sylvestris grow to?

3–4 feet
M. sylvestris is a vigorous plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins, standing 3–4 feet (0.91–1.22 m) high and growing freely in meadows, hedgerows and in fallow fields.

Is Malva poisonous?

No, common mallow (Malva sylvestris) is not a toxic plant. Mallow is used in herbal medicine for its richness in mucilage, a soluble fiber with demulcent effect, which is not toxic, although it can have side effects.

How do you prune Malva sylvestris?

During the blooming season and when plants reach 1 foot in height, trim the ends of the branches to increase bushy growth. During the summer months, Malva doesn’t require much water. It is a pretty drought-tolerant plant once established. To increase flower bloom, deadhead the spent flowers.