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Useful Temperate Plants

Malva assurgentiflora

(Kellogg) M.F.Ray

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Althaea assurgentiflora (Kellogg) Kuntze

Lavatera assurgentiflora Kellogg

Saviniona assurgentiflora (Kellogg) Greene

Saviniona clementina Greene

Saviniona dendroidea Greene

Saviniona reticulata Greene

Saviniona suspensa Greene

Common Name: Malva Rosa

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General Information

Malva assurgentiflora is a deciduous shrub with a grey, twisted trunk and erect to decumbent stems; it can grow 1 - 4 metres tall, occasionally to 6 metres[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Title
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The plant has long been cultivated as an ornamental and used as a windbreak in California[
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The plant has escaped from cultivation and become naturalized in several countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand and Australia[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

Southwestern N. America - California

Habitat

Coastal bluffs, disturbed areas; at elevations up to 400 metres[
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Title
Flora of N. America
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Shrub
Height2.50 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Malva assurgentiflora is a plant of the warm temperate to subtropical regions of California. It will only tolerate light frosts.
Requires a sunny position, growing best in a light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. When growing in rich soils, the plant grows freely but flowers poorly[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Plants are tolerant of maritime exposure.
The plant flowers in spring and early summer, then again in early autumn, and sporadically all year round in its native habitat[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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The plant is grown as an ornamental and windbreak[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
]. The shrubby habit, large flowers with dark-veined petals, and thick, hemispheric, fruits make it distinctive[
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Flora of N. America
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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Year
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Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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The corky mericarps float and are tolerant of salt water, allowing the plant to spread to new habitats[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is grown as an ornamental windbreak in California[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse in a moderately sunny position. Prick the seedlings out when large enough to handle and grow them on for their first winter indoors. Plant out in late spring after the last expected frost.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-10-20. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Malva+assurgentiflora>

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