Hollyhock (Alcea spp.)

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Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

These soaring towers of eye-catching color are perfect in any garden. Painted Lady butterflies will love to munch on the light colored green foliage. When planting, be sure to add plenty of compost and water regularly. Hollyhocks are annuals or biennials but will usually reseed themselves so will appear in your garden year after year. These beauties are best placed along a fence or wall and may need to be staked. They are a wonderful addition to any garden.

Attracts: Painted LadyGray Hairstreak West Coast LadyCommon Checkered-Skipper,  and more

Color(s): White, pinks, yellow, purple, red

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil: Rich, well-drained

Average Height: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Average Spread: 24 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 10

Note: regular watering

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Photo Credits:
Fred Miller

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