Alcea rosea L.###Fort Sandeman###Zhob###M.Shaukat and Nisar###24630 (ISL!)
The maximum value for pollen size is obtained for Alcea rosea that is 125(143.2+-4.2)162.5 um.
"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.
West Coast lady Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) (Vanessa annabella)
Painted lady Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) (Vanessa cardui)
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.
Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea
) seem to be so at home in British gardens from cottages to stately homes, although they originate from Western Asia.
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.
HOLLYHOCKS or Alcea rosea
comes in a wide range of forms, with double and single flowers in a variety of colours.
Cut the bloom stalks off delphiniums, foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), and hollyhocks (Alcea rosea
) as soon as they fade--but well before they set mature seed.
Our favorites are delphiniums, in shades of blue and lavender to pink and white; hollyhocks (Alcea rosea
), with single, semidouble, or double blooms in many colors including white, pink, rose, red, yellow, and apricot; common foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), in shades of purple, pink, cream, and apricot; and Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket', with spikes of yellow daisies that can grow as tall as 5 feet.