Malva - Magic Hollyhock
This malva variety features beautiful rich purple pink flowers, veined deep glossy purple, some loosely double like old fashioned roses. Malva sylvestris Magic Hollyhock thrives easily in most soils providing a magnificent display.
Sow from late winter to early spring 1.5mm deep in good seed compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination, which normally takes 15-21 days at 21C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Grow cool and later plant out 6cm apart into an ordinary but not rich soil in sun and some shelter.