MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'

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MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Zebra Mallow
Select Item No. MA041

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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Europe, North Africa and Asia
Special Features: White cup-shaped flowers with interior violet striping.
Historical: Mortification Root: a poultice made from the roots of the species area alleged to reduce inflammation.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: white with violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: round to heart-shaped
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
November - March
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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