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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for February 23rd - April 16th, 2007

Picture of Malva sylvestris Zebrina.  Click here for a larger image.
This is High Mallow, Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'.

This cousin to the Hollyhock, and sometimes call High, Tall, or Zebra Mallow, has satiny flowers, in a
white to pink or soft lavender-purple shade, exotically striped with deep maroon, almost black, 'flamed' veinal markings. These outstanding bowl-shaped flowers are produced in abundance from late spring to frost on robust, shrub-like plants. Heat and drought are not a problem for this perennial. Though it is sometimes short-lived perennial or biennial, Malva will self-seed readily assuring years of blooms. It is
hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 8. Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' can often be found growing
in the Herb Garden.

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