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Plant 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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Botanical name

Alcea rosea

Plant Care

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Flowers

January February March April October November December Most colours except blue are available. Flowering time is Summer to Autumn. 

Common name(s)

Common hollyhock

Origin

Uses in landscape design

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

Maintenance

Spray for rust during wet weather.

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Stokroos (A) 

When to sow

Seed sowing instructions

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

January February March April October November December Most colours except blue are available. Flowering time is Summer to Autumn. 

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