In catalogues this plant is usually referred to as Althaea. It is a, available as young plants and can also be grown from .
Anywhere in the garden where it can be given adequate support. Plant inagainst a dark background, but in full sun.
Any good garden soil.
Sow in June in a shady seed-bed,the , and move them to their permanent in early autumn. Alternatively take in the autumn, keeping them frost-free in winter.
Alcea rosea, common hollyhock: Height to 3 m, with several forms, both single and double-flowered, in numerous colours. The somewhat less tallstrains are less well known; they are sown very early and flower the same year.