- Botanical Name
- Alcea rosea
- Zones 3 to 9
- 2 to 9 feet
- 1 to 2 feet
- Summer to fall: white thru every shade of yellow, pink, lavender, red, nearly black
- Full sun
- Planting & Care
- Sow seeds outdoors anytime from spring until 2 months before the first heavy frost
- For bloom the following year - do not cover the seeds as light aids in germination
- Plants may need staking
- Hollyhock flowers are edible, the white part at the base (calyx) of the flower is very bitter and should be removed before serving
- Anthracnose, rust (very common), leaf spot, spider mites, Japanese beetles
- Nigra - chocolate-maroon, almost black flowers, 5'
- Majorette - double lacy flowers of apricot, rose, lavender, pink, lemon, and white, 24", AAS 1976
- Summer Carnival - 4-5', double flowers in a wide range of colors, early bloomer
- Charter Double Series - double flowers of reds, pinks, yellows, purples, and whites, 7'
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