An Overview of Hibiscus Musk Mallow
Known also as the musk mallow, Malva moschata is a flowering plant in the Malvaceae family, native to Europe and southwestern Asia, from Spain to the British Isles and Poland, and eastward to southern Russia and Turkey. Its flowers are smaller but still edible, the leaves are edible all year round, and its seed heads, known as 'cheeses,' are edible.
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Benefits of Hibiscus Musk Mallow Seeds
Traditionally, Musk mallow is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes as a substitute for Musk, and for its essential oil, which is used in traditional medicines and food preparations. Moreover, it produces a fibre used locally to clarify sugar, and the young leaves and fruits are eaten as vegetables. Musk mallow tea is excellent for sore throats and upset stomachs.
How to sow and care for Hibiscus Musk Mallow Seeds
Musk mallow grows best in well-drained, fertile soil. It will establish itself on thinner soil as long as there is some moisture and fertility beneath. A delicate dusky fragrance emanates from the plant during warm weather. Bees are attracted to the flowers because they contain a lot of nectar and pollen. Spring or autumn is the best time to plant seeds. Sow the seeds in the soil and lightly push them into the ground to grow. Also, you can plant the seeds in a compost tray about 2 cm apart. The seeds can be planted anytime between Spring and Autumn.
You don't have to worry about the plants as long as they have access to moist, well-drained, rich organic soil and full sunlight. Plants will thrive this way without the need for staking. Transplanting young plants or moving them to another part of the garden is an option. You should water your Mallow plants well and fertilize them with a balanced fertilizer if they are blooming. Cut back the musk mallow plants hard in August after the bloom season to encourage them to survive.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Musk Mallow
- Season: Autumn or late spring
- USDA Zones: 3-8
- Days to Harvest: 60 days
- Soil Type: Rich, Organic
- Temperature: 25 degrees Celcius
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Malva moschata
- Higher classification: Mallow
- Family: Malvaceae
- Uses: Flower
- The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
- Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
⦿ Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
⦿ Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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