Malva trimestris

Family: Malvaceae

Common name: TREE MALLOW

Synonym: Lavatera trimestris

Native to: Mediterranean


Type: annual

Forms: clumping, erect

Max height: 4 feet

Max width: 4 feet


pink, red, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit, insects

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: cavities

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: cut flower, hedge or edging

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Malva trimestris 2
  • Malva trimestris

Edible plants - annuals

This vegetable garden plant can be grown from seed. These seeds can be purchased for use by home gardeners. The varieties on this site have been carefully screened - culled from over 1,000 offerings - and were selected as the best plants for vegetable gardens. There are other varieties, not shown, that are grown by large producers and farmers. Some of the varieties shown, either organic or heirloom, may be grown early in the season, or late, or are vegetables good for containers.We encourage you to take a look online for additional information about this particular variety.