|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.