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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

When Thomas Jefferson noted "French Mallow" on an undated memorandum of cultivated flowers, he was probably referring to Malva sylvestris, a European native with handsome, hollyhock-like purplish-pink flowers. Some Charlottesville gardeners refer to it as "Baby Hollyhock" because of similarities to its more familiar mallow cousin; another common name is "Cheeses Mallow," a reference to the shape of the seed clusters.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of French Mallow.

Typical Blooming Dates: May - October
Color(s): Pink and purple
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.