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Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana 'Zebrina' (Zebra Mallow)Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Zebra Mallow 'Zebrina' (Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana 'Zebrina')Herb in 1 litre Pot

Zebra Mallow 'Zebrina' is a tall plant resembling a hollyhock, they are distant cousins, and the plant is also known as a French Hollyhock or a tall Mallow. Zebra Mallow has velvety grey leaves that are triangular and folded and large bi-coloured white to pink flowers have a slight veining of darker purple hence the zebra part of the name and give way to furry fruits.  Excellent in containers, or the sunny border, the flowers are very attractive to butterflies.  Growing 1-1.2m tall, this hardy perennial will need cutting back after flowering to maintain a neat shape.

Herb Usage

The roots used to be boiled to a jelly to make the confectionery named after it, and in France dried marsh-mallow roots are still sold as a soother for teething babies to chew on. Infusions of leaves and flowers make a soothing gargle for sore throats. All species in the genus Malva have edible leaves and can be eaten in a salad. Mallow flowers are a sweet and decorative garnish for deserts.Include them in jellies, or crystallize and arrange on mousses or puddings or an iced cake.

Buy Zebra Mallow online

Buy our potted Zebra Mallow 'Zebrina' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.  


Malva sylvestris var. mauritiana 'Zebrina' (Zebra Mallow)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 120cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal