Mallow Plants

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  1. What Soil Problems Do Mallows Indicate?
  2. Malva Sylvestris
  3. Mallow
  4. Weeds
  5. Mallows
Asked by Anonymous on March 28, 2012
What Soil Problems Do Mallows Indicate?

I have copious quantities of mallows in my garden. Does this indicate a soil deficiency? If so, what and how can this be rectified?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Actually mallow plants oftentimes grow in areas with organically rich soil, so it may be that you have very healthy soil rather than a deficiency. In order to be certain, however, it is always best to have a soil test done which would indicate any possible issues in the soil.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 17, 2015
Malva Sylvestris

I have a Malva sylvestris. It came up beautiful with flowers all over, but now it is all brown. What should I do? Should I cut it to the ground or what? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It's probably a result of heat stress and not enough irrigation. If the stalk/branches still have green in them, then you can cut the plant bak and water it well. It may simply have gone into early dormancy because of the excessive heat across much of the country. If there are n signs of green or any life, then unfortunately it will need to be pulled up.

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Asked by TL on April 15, 2016
Mallow

My Mallow bush was planted last year and bloomed beautifully. I cut back the dead flowers and tidied the bush, it is about 3 – 4 foot high. This year it looks bare to date and not a sign of a bud. Should it be in bud yet or is it too early?

Also, I have a Camellia that only had about a dozen flowers and they dropped too soon. I know it is not in the right place in the garden and would like to move it to a sunny spot. Can I lift it now and let it grow through the summer? It is about 10 years old and never really thrived.

Thank you for any information you can give. T.L.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Mallow can be only a short lived perennial.
If you don't see new growth your plant may have died off in the winter.
You can plant new seeds or plants this spring.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lavatera/growing-lavatera-rose-mallow.htm

It is best to transplant a Camellia when it is dormant, either fall or winter.
Older specimens are not as easily transplanted.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/growing-camellias-how-to-propagate-camellias.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on December 30, 2016
Weeds

Mallow in Marlborough is very strong. We wish to eradicate some of the more established plants. What is likely to be the most effective way to tackle this problem?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are no herbicides that keep seeds from germinating, unless you mean by killing the weed you are keeping it from reproducing. Preemergent herbicides work by putting poison in the top of the ground that kills the new growth after the seeds germinate and are growing through the treated layer.
This article covers various aspects of mallow control that you should find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/common-mallow/controlling-mallow-weeds.htm

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Asked by Diane Stanley on January 25, 2017
Mallows

Where is a good, but reasonably priced, place to find some ZEBRA MALLOW? I want this so bad, but can’t find it, and if I search on the internet, I find 100s of suppliers. But having lost a good deal of money from a bogus site before, I am wary. Can You Please Help? I would also like a good succulent site, if possible.

My Zone is 6b… zip code 42420
THANK YOU Sooo Much!
Nayna

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would first visit your local garden centers. If they do not carry the plant, they may be able to special order it for you.

I also found several sources by doing a Google search. There are several well known companies that sell direct to gardeners.

Read all the web site information and make sure that they guarantee the plant purchase.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/common-mallow/growing-common-mallow.htm

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