perennial, annual

Alcea rosea | Hollyhock

This is an iconic "grandma's garden" perennial or biennial often grown as an annual. It is old-fashioned but still fun to grow. Consider it a back-of-the-border plant due to its height, what can reach more than 6 feet. Available in a wide range of flower colors. Reseeds readily to extend plantings.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 6 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide

Foliage Color: light green

Flower Color: yellow, purple, red, white, pink

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: birds, butterflies