Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
Hollyhock Plant FeaturesA classic cottage garden favorite, hollyhock produces towers of gorgeous flowers from mid- to late summer. Growing 4 to 6 feet tall, hollyhock is ideal for the back-of-the border or lined up along a fence or building. The single or double flowers can appear in summery shades of pink, red, yellow, black, white, and purple. Hollyhock is a sun lover that thrives during periods of heat and drought. Hummingbirds will also flock to your garden to feast on the nectar-rich flowers. Hollyhock is a short-lived perennial (technically it's a biennial) so add new plants every year to insure a constant flow of flowers. The plants may seed themselves and will take two summers to mature enough to flower. Hollyhock is relatively deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8.
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Hollyhock Growing InstructionsPlant hollyhock in a location where it receives six to eight hours of direct sun a day. The plants are not fussy about soil type, but do best in a rich, well-drained spot. Stake the plants in windy locations to prevent them from toppling during storms.
Hollyhock is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Complement your HollyhockCanna
The tall and beautiful flowers of Canna Lily make a great partner for the tall and beautiful flowers of Hollyhock!
Plant Clematis on an arbor or trellis behind a bed of Hollyhock for a true cottage garden experience.
Perennial Sunflower is tall enough to bloom alongside Hollyhock.