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Assistantance please! Why plant is this!

It’s the larger flower in the centre 


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,521
    It is a Mallow
  • tuikowhai34tuikowhai34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 780
    It looks like Mauve and you can use the flowers in a tisane.  I think it is called Mallow in English.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Thanks @tuikowhai34 and @Palustris much appreciated 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,841
    If you leave some seed heads on it will self seed for next year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,879
    I had this given by another gardener.he called it Zebra.......
     'Zebra' mallow
  • Malva Zebrina Surprise was the variety I had.  Absolutely smothered in flowers, but all of our plants got Mallow rust (which was completely new to me, and which looked awful), so sadly we had to get rid of them.  I wonder if the native Mallow is more resistant to it; probably.
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