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PlantFiles: Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Old Farmyard'

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

Synonym:Althaea rosea

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Category:
Biennials
Perennials

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DaddyNature On Aug 6, 2008, DaddyNature from Atlanta, GA wrote:

This is a very-very neat plant....and the blooms do impress! My plants didn't bloom the 1st year but wowed me this year. The seeds are simple to grow -- very hearty results. :-D

Positive daisyavenue On Aug 24, 2004, daisyavenue from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This is a lovely version of the old fashioned hollyhocks. They all did not bloom the first year but should the second.

The plants can be quite large and so space is important.

Regional...

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

Long Beach, California
Orange, California
Atlanta, Georgia
Spencer, Indiana
Elkton, Kentucky
West Kill, New York
Kittanning, Pennsylvania



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