Colors are red, rose, pink, and white. Hollyhocks are native to central Eurasia and may have been brought to western Europe during the time of the crusades. Hollyhocks were brought to America by early colonists because of their medicinal uses, and they were easy to grow. Wonderful against a fence, a wall, or in the corner of a garden, it can grow to 9 feet. Tough and sturdy – tolerates poor soils.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.