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.
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.
image from Murielles Garden