I have no idea why these American mallows are not much more widely grown
One of the best plants I sell – a very slender 4ft tall upright species with extremely narrow glaucous leaflets and stems. Intense wine pink mallow flowers are produced over a long period in summer.
Hardy and adaptable but best grown among low-growing plants as it doesn’t seem to cope well with competition
An amazing species – I have no idea why this isn’t very very popular. Produces long leafy stems that trail out over several feet in all directions and up into neighbouring plants producing a sprinkling of intense pink mallow flower all summer.
In winter it retreats back to a compact buttercup-like cluster of leaves and the old stems can be cut away, so not even slightly invasive