Malope Mix Seeds
USDA Zones: 2 - 9
Height: 36 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer to mid fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Sandy to clayish, pH 5.5 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Malope Trifida
Temperature: 39F, after 21 days, move to 65 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 30 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Plant 1/8 inch deep
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
Care & Maintenance: Malope
Annual Mallow (Malope Trifida Mix) - Start Malope Trifida seeds and enjoy this colorful annual in your flower beds and borders. The Malope flower is showy with 5 petals and comes in a rich mix of shades. The flowers form on long sturdy stems making them great for cutting. The Malope plant is well-branched, reaching about 36 inches in height and spreading about 20 inches in width. Annual Mallow grows quickly and blooms heavily. The blooming will last longer with deadheading of the spent flowers.
Start Malope seeds indoors in early spring. Cover the flower seed lightly with soil. Transplant the the Annual Mallow seedlings into larger pots once they are large enough to handle and continue growing them in a protected, cool area. Set the Molope plants into their permanent place after frost danger has passed. For areas with a longer growing season, the Malope seeds can be sown directly outdoors into a prepared seedbed once frost season is over. Malope plants needs full sun for at least 6 hours per day and a well-drained soil mix.
Beautiful Cut Flower
Malope Trifida (also known as mallow flower) makes for an excellent choice for a cut flower due to its tall, resilient stems.
Beautiful Border Flower
How To Grow
Malope seeds should be started indoors in the early spring. Sow seeds into starter trays or packs with a sterile starter mix, and cover seeds with 1/8 inch of soil. Seedlings should be transplanted into larger pots once they are large enough to be handled. Continue growing in a cool, protected area, and then set in their permanent location after all danger of frost has passed. Mallow can also be sown directly outdoors into prepared seedbeds once the frost season has passed. Provide 6 hours of full sun each day.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: sand to clay with pH 5.5-7.5
- Sowing rate: 2-3 seeds per plant
Malope trifida is an annual flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 2 through 9. It is excellent for both borders and the cut garden, and is generally low maintenance: it mainly requires water during dry spells and a mulch when cold weather is expected.
- Bloom color: mix
- Bloom season: mid summer to mid fall
- Height: 36 inches