Rose Mallow Planting and Care Guide
Quick Facts About Rose Mallow
A showy, intense bloomer, Rose Mallow is a powerhouse in the garden. The large blooms attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and they're great for cutting and last well in the vase. Rose Mallow is a native to the Mediterranean, but it's well-suited for many climates, and it's especially stunning in mass plantings.
Rose Mallows develop long roots, so it's suggested to sow the seeds directly outdoors and not disturb the roots with a transplanting. For an outdoor planting, wait until frost danger has passed and sow the seeds in the spring.
Rose Mallow prefers well-draining, sandy soil.
How to Plant Rose Mallow
- Weed the area and work the soil several inches in depth
- Add compost to improve soil and drainage
- Tamp the soil down and sow 3 - 4 Mallow seeds per plant
- The seeds need light for germination, so lightly cover with soil 1/16 inch
- Keep the area moist for germination
- Thin to strongest seelings 18 - 24 inches apart
Care And Maintenance
- Mallows are fairly drought tolerant, but water regularly to establish the plants and during prolonged dry periods
- Use a fertilizer for blooming flowers each month during the growing season
- Deadhead the spent blooms to promote continued blooming