Alcea rosea

Botanical Name: Alcea rosea

Common Name(s): Common hollyhock

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Description:

A lovely, tall border plant for backgrounds in cottage gardens. When sown in autumn, it acts like a biennial, but when sown in spring, it is an annual. Most colours except blue are available. Sow directly or in trays, spacing seedlings 300mm apart. Flowering time is summer to autumn. Spray for rust during wet weather.

Family: Malvaceae

Synonym: Althaea rosea

Botanical Pronunciation: al-SEE-uh ROE-zee-uh

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

Description:
Most colours except blue are available. Flowering time is Summer to Autumn.

 


Foliage

Maintenance

Spray for rust during wet weather.

Origin

Mediterranean region 


Other Languages

Stokroos (A) 

Seed Sowing Instructions

Sow directly or in trays, spacing seedlings 300mm apart.

Size
1.4 m *
Uses in landscape design

A lovely, tall border plant for backgrounds in cottage gardens.


Informal/ cottage style
When to Sow

When sown in Autumn, it acts like a biennial, but when sown in Spring, it is an annual.

 

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