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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    2 2 3 3b 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b 10 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    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



    Type of Plant

    Perennials Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - August


    Summer Summer


    Max height Max Height: 8'
    Max spread Max Spread: 2'


  • Flower Border
  • Annual
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Black Walnut
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies
    Hummingbirds Hummingbirds


    Native Range

    Southwestern Asia and the Balkans


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

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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