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Zebra Hollyhock

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

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Zebra Hollyhock (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina') at Minor's Garden Center

Zebra Hollyhock flowers

Zebra Hollyhock flowers

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Zebra Hollyhock (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina') at Minor's Garden Center

Zebra Hollyhock flowers

Zebra Hollyhock flowers

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Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Striped Mallow, Zebrina Mallow

Ornamental Features

Zebra Hollyhock features bold spikes of lavender round flowers with purple stripes rising above the foliage from mid summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its crinkled round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Zebra Hollyhock is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Zebra Hollyhock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Zebra Hollyhock will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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4.5" Cont. $5.49

 
 
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Ornamental Features
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