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Alcea rosea (Hollyhock)

Alcea rosea Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Alcea rosea al-SEE-ah ROSE-ee-ah Common Name: Hollyhock Synonyms: Althaea rosea Genus: Alcea
This tall, upright perennial has single flowers of various colors that grow along a spike. It blooms in early summer and midsummer.
Care: Provide full sun and average to dry soil.
Propagation: Timing to sow seeds varies if grown as annual, biennial or perennial.
Problems: Rust, leaf spots, southern blights, cutworms, slugs, mallow flea and Japanese beetles, and capsid bugs.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Self Seeds; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower; White Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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