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Alcea rosea/Hollyhock

Alcea rosea / Alcea rosea
Flowers produced on three to five-foot spike
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Flowers produced on three to five-foot spike

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Single pink

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Scientific Name: Alcea rosea
Common Name: Hollyhock
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Some hollyhocks are annuals, some are biennials, while others are perennials. Because of their height, hollyhocks are popular in flower borders where they can be used behind lower plants. Blooms over a relatively long period in early summer. This is a popular choice for cottage garden plantings.