Alcea rosea - Plant
Description for Alcea rosea
It was imported into western Europe from southwestern Asia and the Balkans during, or possibly before, the 15th century. William Turner, a herbalist of the time, gave it the name "holyoke" from which the English name derives.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Alcea rosea (common hollyhock; syn. Althaea chinensis Wall., Althaea ficifolia Cav., Althaea rosea Cav.) is an ornamental plant in the Malvaceae family.||The flowers are a range of colours from white to dark red, including pink, yellow and orange. Different colours prefer different soils.||They bloom during summer months.||height of about 8 feet (2.4 m).||easy to grow|
Planting and care
A long growing plant. A bed in full bloom looks spectacular. Plants can be planted 60 cms apart in the ground. They bloom during summer months. Flowers can be cut and used in flower arrangements.
Caring for Alcea rosea
They bloom during summer months.
Typical uses of Alcea rosea
Ornamental use: is an ornamental plant in the Malvaceae family.
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