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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4 4 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    High Mallow is an upright, bushy plant with magenta flowers and darker purple stripes. It reseeds readily and naturalizes quickly in the garden.

    Latin Name

    Malva sylvestris



    Also Known As

    High Mallow , Common Mallow

    Type of Plant

    Perennials Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Summer Summer


    Max height Max Height: 4'
    Max spread Max Spread: 3'


  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Annual

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade


    Native Range

    Western Europe, Northern Africa, Asia


    John Bartram of Philadelphia listed High Mallow for sale in his plant catalog by 1770.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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