Malope trifida : Annual Mallow – Flower seeds for Cutting

Once again, I have dove into the giant RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants to find inspiration, not only for my own garden but also for yours.   I have this thought that, perhaps with time, I might evolve my own garden into a “Cut your Own” sort of place whereby visitors can visit and take away arrangements.  I am completely in the brainstorming stages and haven’t made any real decisions or plans towards this, but nonetheless, I am intrigued whenever I come across plant that is good for cut flowers.

christopher robinson malope trifida or trifid malope from benjamin maunds botanic garden

Malope trifida is commonly known as Mallow (not false mall or globe mallow – just annual mallow).  They generally get to about 3′ tall and have simple lobed flowers with deep veins.  As cut flowers they last for as many as 10 days.  I am adding them to my seed list as I practice growing for my someday flower farm.

malope trifida mallow

image from Murielles Garden

malope trifida mallow

If you are in Europe you can buy seeds from Sarah Raven or B and T World Seeds.

Here in the US, I have seen them at Annie annuals, and also through Thompson and Morgan.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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