Alcea rosea growing 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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Requirements for 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?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

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

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

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 as houseplant?
No

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

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:
Bees

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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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