Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Hollyhock

Alcea rosea

al-SEE-ah ROSE-ee-ah Audio

This tall, upright perennial has single flowers of various colors that grow along a spike. It blooms in early summer and midsummer.

CareProvide full sun and average to dry soil.

PropagationTiming to sow seeds varies if grown as annual, biennial or perennial.

ProblemsRust, leaf spots, southern blights, cutworms, slugs, mallow flea and Japanese beetles, and capsid bugs.

  • Genus : Alcea
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red, White, Yellow
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
View Comments

Comments

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide