Tall Mallow or High Mallow or Cheeses or Zebrina Hollyhock or French Hollyhock (MAL-vuh: sil-VEST-ris: zeh-BRINE-a)
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' grows 30 or so inches tall and produces single, flat, almost cup shaped, flowers that are off-white to darker purple with dark purple stripes. Best grown as an annual. Very long blooming period from early summer till frost. Much loved and many people at the local markets pay 4-7 dollars for one potted plant. Use in the border or mass planted along a fence or wall, in the cutting garden, rock garden (shear back a few times in early summer for an impressive late display), and specimen plant.
Sow by covering seeds, darkness needed for best germination. 7-14 days. 80 F (80 F = 26.7 C) days. 65F (65F = 18.3 C). nights.