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:
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:
Spring / Autumn, winter (in hot weather)
Pests and diseases:
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
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?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
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