Go Back Hollyhock Zebrina

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
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Plant Type: Perennials

An old Cottage-garden favorite, this cousin to the Hollyhock has similar satiny flowers in a soft lavender-purple shade, exotically striped with deep maroon veins. It forms an upright, bushy mound that may need to be staked if grown in rich soil. This is a short-lived perennial or biennial, often flowering itself to death in the first year, but comes back the next year from self-sown seedlings. Excellent in containers, or the sunny border. In cold regions this is well worth growing, because of the long blooming season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

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Flower Color


Foliage Color

Deep green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Accent, Border, Containers, Cut flower, Mass Plant, Specimen

Bloom Time

Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Critter Resistance


Sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests