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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Hollyhocks are old-fashioned cottage garden favorites for their height and cheerful flowers in a wide range of colors. Most require staking to support their heavy stems.

    Latin Name

    Alcea rosea


    Family

    Malvaceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Annual
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southwestern Asia and the Balkans


    History

    In 1790 in Annapolis, William Faris was growing them in his garden.


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