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Alcea rosea

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Hollyhock,Alcea rosea Picture
About Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
Height: Up to 8 ft.
Flower Color: Multicolored
Plant Type: Biennial. Has two-year life cycle. Grows only leaves first season from seed. Then in second season, blooms, seeds and dies with first frost.
Flower Type: Tall spike of large simple flowers
Bloom Time: Mid season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Hollyhock's native range?
  Indigenous To: Asia Minor
Where Hollyhock is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-10
How to grow Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: A wildflower in Asia Minor, this garden favorite is used by many wildflower gardeners as a backdrop for shorter plants in a meadow. Plant the seed spring or fall after frosts, and keep in mind it will take two years to bloom from seed.

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