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Mallow/French Hollyhock 'Mystic Merlin' Seeds

Blooms the first year from seed! Masses of 2-inch blooms for full sun to part shade.

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A magnificent source of hard-to-find blue as well as every shade of purple from mauve to deep violet, 'Mystic Merlin' is an ever-changing tapestry of rich, cool color for months on end! You will love its easy-grow, no-care habit, and its blossoms will fill your garden and vases with brilliant color! The blooms are 2 inches across, many lightly striped with a darker shade. They may remind you of old-fashioned single Hollyhocks, but instead of growing up a stalk, they arise all over a very dense, bushy, attractive shrub 4 to 5 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. Ideal for the back of the border yet handsome enough to stand alone as a specimen, this plant also makes a fine hedge or foundation planting. Long-blooming and long-lived, it is a hardworking performer you will love!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Malva sylvestris
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Magenta (Pink-Purple), Pink
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50