Lovely classic perennial often found in cottage gardens and growing as a wildflower in the UK in hedges, verges and meadows. Musk Mallow is a graceful plant with deeply cut foliage and icy rose pink flowers. Very easy to grow and can be sown directly outdoors where they are to flower. Attractive to bees and butterflies and lovely as a cutflower.
Flowers: June to September
Position: Sun in well drained soil
Packet of 25 seeds
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Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except early to mid summer (too much heat while the seedlings are growing can result in spindly plants). Sowing in late summer produces larger plants and is recommended if your soil is heavy or badly drained.
Sow onto the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost in pots or trays, seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain at about 21C. Germination usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8cm pots and grow on in slightly cooler conditions, preferably about 15C. Maintain plants in pots and over winter in a well-ventilated, cool frost-free place as necessary. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out in the garden in a sunny position in well drained soil.