Alcea rosea 'simplex'

Hollyhock

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Large hibiscus-like single flowers on tall spikes, in a wide range of colors throughout the summer. An English cottage garden classic.


More About Alcea rosea 'simplex'

  • single flowers---mix of colors
  • strong grower...less disease prone

The striking flowers held on sturdy, tall spikes give an impressive appearance in the garden. Round, lobed dark green leaves have serrated edges. Standing 60 inches tall and spread 18 inches wide in upright growth habit. For best flowering, place this plant in direct heat of sunlight.election features tall spikes of large, old-fashioned single flowers in purple-black with a yellow eye over a low mound of foliage. Flowers appearing the first season. Cut plants back to 8 inches after blooming


Height:

4-5 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Alcea rosea 'simplex' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Cottage Garden
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Lilac
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Apricot
  • White
  • Light Pink
  • Pink
  • Rose
  • Appleblossom Pink

Habit

  • Upright
  • Pyramidal