Scientific Name: Alcea rosea Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:hollyhock Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:MalvaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure:
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Perennial border, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Leaves heart shaped, most with with 3, 5, or 7 lobes, up to 20 cm long; florets on a rigid raceme with leaf-like bracts up to 2 m tall.