Categories: Herbaceous Perennial
This superb but rarely encountered hollyhock from Russia is one of the best single blooming hollyhocks. From an semi-evergreen basal rosette of corrugated grey-green leaves, tall sturdy 6-7' spikes arise, beginning in spring. The spikes are clothed along the bottom half with typical hollyhock foliage, while the top half is adorned all summer with large 4" single buttery-yellow flowers. A. rugosa has proven to be a reliable and disease-resistant perennial.
These giant flowerstems(up to 6') sport numerous blooms crowded together -- when fully open, they are a solid wall of soft color! Of course, like all Hollyhocks the buds open from the bottom of the plant upwards, giving you weeks of fresh flowers! Full sun and rich, well-worked, moist soil. Staking required.