French hollyhock 'Mystic merlin'
Mystic merlin is part of the Malva genus and is a French hollyhock variety. Its scientific name is Malva sylvestris 'Mystic merlin'.
large plant with purple, mauve and sometimes blue large flowers. Supposed to flower the first year.Treat as a Perennial - it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Mystic merlin normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.52 metres (that's 4.95 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.
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How to grow French hollyhock 'Mystic merlin'
once established it is a beautiful and hardworking plant Great for back of the border or as a specimen plant. Can grow in clay or poor soil in sun or part shade.Keep in mind when planting that Mystic merlin is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
Growing Mystic merlin from seed
sow from late winter to spring. Keep moist and cover with a bag or in a greenhouse.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Mystic merlin about 49 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Mystic merlin
when it gets big enough, plant into individual pots and grow in cool conditions. When ready plant in sun in ordinary but not rich garden soil. Will need shelter from winds.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mystic merlin is a hardy plant.
Harvesting Mystic merlin
French hollyhock 'Mystic merlin' information
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