Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Often used as background plant or specimen plants in the cutting garden. Long-time garden plant that has the ability to reseed and come back for years. Technically a biennial but if planted early they are best treated as annuals. They may come back in the spring or new plants may sprout from the seeds.

  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 2 - 6 Feet
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Bloom Color: Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
  • Bloom Season: June - October
  • Hardiness: Hardy Annual
  • Size: Medium, Tall
Caring for Hollyhock
  • Full sun, and well-drained soil
  • May need staking to prevent wind damage.
  • Pinch main stem early in the season to produce bushier, shorter plants less likely to need staking.