Common Names: hollyhock
Genus Name: Alcea
Family Name: Malvaceae
Place of Origin: western parts of Asia
Colours available: white, pink, purple, red or pale yellow.
The hollyhock is a short-lived biennial or perennial with broad, hairy leaves and erect flowering stems with large (single or double) flowers.
Did you know?
Some varieties are sometimes called ‘falling stars’ due to the bright orange flowers that seem to be falling from the stems.
Cut the stems and place them in water. The stems of the hollyhock pollute water easily so it’s best to do not keep them in the same water as pollutant-sensitive flowers.