Abundant flowers for your garden
This attractive ground-sprawler produces striped reddish-purple flowers on repeatedly dividing hairy stems. It is a lovely, trouble-free plant to naturalise, or for a wild garden, where it makes large domes of flowers into late autumn. Young leaves can be used in salads, & the variant mauritiana has the tastiest leaves. The blooms, too, are flavourful, & can add splendid colour to a salad.
Mallow leaves are demulcent, meaning that they contain mild pain killing properties and form a protective layer over wounds, insect bites and bruises. The most common way to utilize these healing properties involves making a poultice made from the leaves or flowersAlso suggested infusing the leaves or roots and using the resulting gel-like liquid as a shampoo for damaged hair or as an emollient for dry hands and sunburned skin. The boiled leaves also make a moisturizing, soothing eye mask, Bremness notes. Mallow plants are useful for fighting both dry coughs and chest colds because of the gelatinous quality of the plant's various parts. It is frequently employed in cough products. The plant family's leaves, roots and flowers also contain compounds that make mallows useful as an expectorant. Other folk remedies utilizing Malva sylvestris involve making a mild laxative tea.
Cultivation and Growing Information
Start zebra mallow seeds in a greenhouse or indoors in winter or early spring. Use a premixed, peat-based compost, or create a custom-blend seed-starting compost by combining four parts compost with two parts sphagnum peat moss and one part each vermiculite and perlite. Use individual 3-inch pots to start zebra mallow seeds, pressing one seed 1/8 inch deep in each pot. Keep the seeds in a sunny window or greenhouse with a temperature between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit until they germinate.
Because zebra mallow grows readily from seed, it is a good candidate for direct sowing in the garden. Select a sunny garden bed and sow the seeds 1/8 inch deep. The best way to sow the seeds is by placing them on the soil and gently pressing them into the garden bed. Space the seeds 1 to 3 inches apart at sowing, and then thin them to a spacing of 18 to 24 inches when the seedlings grow 4 to 5 inches tall.
Blooming: June- September
Guaranteed quality: Sementi Dotto seeds
Sementi Dotto was founded in 1963 as a family-run farm specialized in the field of vegetable seeds and gardening products. SEMENTI DOTTO is present in the hobby sector with a wide range of products for gardening care and with a complete line of products for small pets. In addition, since Sementi Dotto is always heedful to changing market conditions and environmental sensitivity, with “L’Orto Biologico” line it also offers a wide range of vegetable seeds and seeds for sprouts obtained exclusively from organic farming which include the use of agricultural adjuvants not harmful to the environment.
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Net weight sachet: 2gr
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