Alcea rosea


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Related to Alcea rosea: Cerastium tomentosum, Althea rosea
  • noun

Synonyms for Alcea rosea

plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers

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The cultivated ground that had been cleared of trees, ivy and weeds grew a range of mainly native plants including clary, Salvia sclarea, herb Robert, Geranium robertianum, and hollyhock, Alcea rosea.
Wine-tinted cornflowers, chocolate-scented cosmos and tall dark hollyhocks such as the nearly black Alcea rosea `Nigra' can all add depth to the border.
Alcea rosea "Nigra" has stout six- foot stems studded all the way up with deep chocolate maroon rosettes, typically hollyhock in shape, but much more glamorous than the usual candy colours.
COPY CAT: Hollyhocks or Alcea rosea are short-lived perennials or biennials that thrive in rich, moisture-retentive soil and in a sunny spot against a house wall where they can benefit from the reflective heat.
There are 60 species of hollyhock but the main garden favourite, thought to have some rust resistance, is Alcea rosea, with flowers of purple, pink, red, white or yellow.
There are 60 species but the main garden favourite, thought to have some rust resistance, is Alcea rosea , also known as Althaea rosea, with flowers of purple, pink, red, white or yellow on long stems.