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Musk Mallow with Pale Purple Petals DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

Producing a pale pink or white flower and feathery, dissected, kidney-shaped leaves, musk mallow is often found on dumping grounds, in grasslands, in hedges, and at the edges of woods. The foliage has a slightly musky scent and is used in traditional medicine. This fully hardy plant prefers full to partial sun and well-drained soil. H: 30 inches (75 cm); S: 24 inches (60 cm)

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