Malope trifida ‘Alba’
The same family as Hibiscus but hardy!! Malope trifida ‘Alba’ has pure white flowers and fresh green foliage. A must for floristry, their unusual shape give interest to bouquets and arrangements.
Malope trifida ‘Alba’ flowers are edible, perfect for the flower farmer who is asked weekly about edible flowers for cakes and cheese boards, they also make salads look very fancy!
Note: Protect seeds and seedlings from mice, rodents think they are tasty too!
How to grow:
Easy to grow, start seeds early in Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Malope trifida
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: June onwards (90 days to maturity)
Seeds per packet: 50
Cutting /Vase Life:
Picked as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning. Remove any fading flowers from the stems as new blooms open and refresh water for maximum vase life of 7-10 days.