Also known as Alcea, Hollyhock is a popular ornamental flowering plant native to Asia and Europe. It has a erect growth habit, adorning lobed or toothed leaves. Hollyhock's wide petals attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms come in shades of pink, yellow, purple, and white. A popular plant in Japanese culture, the flower appears on the official Japanese seal.
4 to 6 feet. This great hollyhock starts blooming lower in the plant than most others. Beautiful double and semi-double blossoms in many shades of pink, yellow, rose, and red. This strain will bloom in four months from planting. It will bloom the first year if started early. While this hollyhock is usually listed as an annual, it will often overwinter is zones 3 to 9. Reseeds easily. Attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies.
The old-fashioned single and semi-double mixture in shades of rose, pink and white.