Growing Tips: Alcea Hollyhock

In catalogues this plant is usually referred to as Althaea. It is a biennial, available as young plants and can also be grown from seed.

Situation:

Anywhere in the garden where it can be given adequate support. Plant in groups against a dark background, but in full sun.

Soil:

Any good garden soil.

Propagation:

Sow in June in a shady seed-bed, prick out the seedlings, and move them to their permanent position in early autumn. Alternatively take cuttings in the autumn, keeping them frost-free in winter.

Alcea Hollyhock

Alcea rosea, common hollyhock: Height to 3 m, with several forms, both single and double-flowered, in numerous colours. The somewhat less tall annual strains are less well known; they are sown very early and flower the same year.

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