This plant has a mild fragrance
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Alcea contains around 60 species of annual, biennial and perennial plants characterised by their tall, unbranched spikes of 5-petalled flowers. Commonly known as Hollyhocks. They are native to dry, rocky or grassy temperate areas of Europe and Asia and grown for their large, colourful, funnel-shaped flowers which bloom in summer. Some species have been cultivated to produce double flowers and there are a wide range of colours and patterns available.
Common problems with Hollyhocks
How to propagate Hollyhocks
Propagation is by seed in late summer or spring.
Other uses of Hollyhocks
Grown for the tall spikes of flowers.