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ALCEA rosea 'Powderpuff Mix'

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Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

ALCEA rosea 'Powderpuff Mix'

Plant Common Name

Hollyhock, Powderpuff Mix Hollyhock

General Description

Powderpuff mix hollyhocks are tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennials that originate from western Asia. In summer, rosettes of characteristically rough, hairy leaves give rise to tall, leafy stalks lined with show-stopping, fully double, powderpuff-like blooms of pink, white, apricot rose-red and yellow that are attractive to butterflies and bees. Hollyhocks thrive in moderately fertile, well drained soil and flower best in full sun. They are great old-fashioned garden flowers that make an excellent addition to large cottage gardens and mixed borders. Plants require staking, and are highly susceptible to powdery mildew and Japanese beetle predation.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m

  • Width

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Black Walnut Toxicity

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Rose, Peach

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes