Hollyhock growing herbaceous of the genus Alcea also known as Hollyhocks, Hollyhock can grow as perennial evergreen, biennial or annual plant also used as ornamental and medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11a.
Leaves edible in color green the shape can be heart to round with lobed edges to deeply lobed.
Flower edible color can be: bordeaux, purple, red, green, pink, black, orange, white or yellow, flowers have five petals or multi petals round flower some cultivars full flower or the inner part can be darker color.
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Requirements for Hollyhock 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, 40-100 inches
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 Hollyhock flower:
Eaten raw, cooked
Leaves harvesting season:
Most of the year
How to harvest the leaves?
Fully grown young leaves
Information about leaves:
Green leaves in heart to round shape with lobed edges
Uses of Hollyhock leaves:
Raw, cooked, staffed