Below is a photo of my new mallows that sprung up after the original died. I took this photo last month (November 2011). As you can see, the ground is littered with mini mallows. I let about 10 grow to 4 ft, before I chose one to grow. I put some in the front yard to act as a fence. I also gave several away.
BTW, I didn't add any water at all to these plants. Crazy how fast this grows. -Margaret