Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whats bothering my Malva?

I just love this perennial...Malva. The blooms are so delicate and unique. I also like Malva because it doesn't get as tall as a Hollyhock with a similar look :)

Something, unfortunately has decided to destroy the leaves...is it a fungus? I haven't seen anything actually crawling on the leaves so thats what I'm thinking.
Here is a pic of the supposed fungus and a hole in the leaf which could definately be from a predator of some sort.


  1. Yikes....someone had a large dinner on that leaf! complete with fungus! Wonder if fungi provide extra nutrients?! Wish I could help you, but I am not a very experienced gardener. And the caterpillars have been eating gobs of stuff in my garden this year. If the deer and rabbits don't get it, something will!

  2. I think this is called "Rust", it looks like the same thing hollyhocks get. You can "dust" them for it.

  3. I've heard of rust on plants but wonder what causes it. The color of your malva flowers is so pretty.

  4. I just love admiring flowers. No idea on how to fix them :O(