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Malvastrum lateritium (False Mallow)

Malvastrum lateritium (False Mallow)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Climber, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Light pink Flowers (Summer)
Care Medium - high
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Malvastrum lateritium Description

This curious relative of the mallow is a climbing herbaceous plant that will come back year on year and either spread over open ground or grow up surrounding plants. Typically it will grow to around 30cm and will flower continuously through out mid - late summer with masses of pink through to peach coloured blossom.


Malvastrum lateritium - Cultivation Notes

Best grown in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered sunny location, Malvastrum should come back year on year. Ideal towards the front of the border where it can be seen either scrambling over open ground or climbing over surrounding plants.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Weaknesses of Malvastrum lateritium

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Malvastrum lateritium:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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