Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Happy Lights'

bookmark
Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alcea (al-KEE-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Happy Lights

Synonym:Althaea rosea

One vendor has this plant for sale.

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Biennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Red
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Click thumbnail
to view:

By luvsgrtdanes
Thumbnail #1 of Alcea rosea by luvsgrtdanes

By Flowerkid
Thumbnail #2 of Alcea rosea by Flowerkid

By Suze_
Thumbnail #3 of Alcea rosea by Suze_

By pookha
Thumbnail #4 of Alcea rosea by pookha

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral dicentra63 On Jun 20, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

When it bloomed, it was wonderful. The next year, it managed to produce flowers deep inside the foliage because it couldn't manage a flower spike.

It lives still, three years later, but does not bloom. The leaves stay on through the winter.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lebanon, Indiana
Somerville, Massachusetts
Slingerlands, New York
Cushing, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Tyler, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
Kaysville, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Olympia, Washington



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America