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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 2-4 feet tall and wide.

Bloom Season: Blooms from late spring to early fall.

 

Native Status to Florida: Not native to Florida; introduced species.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.Moisture Requirements: Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides food and habitat for certain caterpillars.

Medicinal Uses: Common Mallow has been used traditionally in herbal medicine to soothe sore throats and calm digestive issues.

Deer or Rabbit Resistance: Generally resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits.

Phenology: Produces delicate, pink to purple flowers with distinctive dark veins.

Considerations (if any): Can self-seed prolifically and may become invasive in some areas.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, or naturalized areas.

Toxicity to Pets: Non-toxic to pets according to ASPCA.

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