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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