I have several plants in my garden that seem to be indentified in my garden book as Mallow or Malva. They are light purple with 5 petals, each with a "v" at the top.
They have been blooming for several weeks, but seem to be dying out. My book indicates they will bloom all summer.
My question is, do I need to pick off all the brown pods that have come on the plant? It's not a matter of cutting off a stem, as each stem has brown and green pods. Is the plant going to seed, and if so, will pulling each of these brown pods off cause it to rebloom? Sounds like a big job.
Thanks for your help.