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Alcea rosea

Alcea rosea

I was really pleased with these three Hollyhocks.

I sowed them from seed from our previous rental cottage. The Hollyhocks which were there were all yellow. These came out to be a different range of yellows and reds. All very striking and decent plants.

They did all suffer from Hollyhock Rust, which did set them back a bit and make them look a bit ill. But the flower spikes were wonderful all summer.

I will try to keep them going over the winter, but I will also sow some seed from them and see what comes out next time.

Alcea rosea - Left plant - Flower
Left plant – Flower
Alcea rosea - Middle plant - Flower
Middle plant – Flower
Alcea rosea - Right plant - Flower
Right plant – Flower

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