How to grow Alcea rosea

Alcea rosea grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Alcea also known as Common hollyhock, Alcea rosea can grow as perennial evergreen, biennial or annual plant also used as ornamental and medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.

Leaves edible color green in heart to round shape with lobed edges.

Alcea rosea flower

Flower edible color can be: bordeaux, red, pink, black, orange, white or yellow, flowers have five petals round flower some cultivars full flower or the inner part can be darker color.

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How to grow Alcea rosea growing and care:
Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn, winter (in hot weather)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead stems and leaves

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m (3-9 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Bordeaux, red, pink, black, orange, white or yellow flowers, with five petals round flower some cultivars full flower or the inner part can be darker color

Pollination is done by:

Uses of flower:
Eaten raw, cooked

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Almost fully grown

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in heart to round shape with lobed edges

Uses of Name leaves:
Raw, cooked, staffed

Scientific name:

Alcea rosea

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Floristry
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9