Our amazing gardening neighbor gave us some malva starts a number of years ago. In particular, one called 'lilac passion." It has made itself at home at the base of the hawthorn tree. It is perennial with amazing tap roots that keep it looking good even when we get hot and dry during the summer.
It does self seed a bit. I pull them out when they settle in the vegetable garden, but with flowers like these, I try to leave them whenever I can.
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