Alcea Seeds

Alcea is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae) that is commonly known as hollyhock. The genus contains about 60 species of herbaceous perennials, biennials, and short-lived perennials that are native to central and southwestern Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

Hollyhocks are popular garden plants because of their tall, showy flower spikes that come in a range of colors including pink, yellow, white, and red. They are often used in cottage gardens, mixed borders, and as a backdrop to other plants.

Hollyhocks can grow up to 8 feet tall, and their flowers can be up to 6 inches wide. They prefer full sun and moist, well-drained soil, and they are hardy in USDA zones 3-8. Hollyhocks can be grown from seed or purchased as seedlings.

Hollyhocks are also sometimes used as companion plants in the garden. They attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, and they can provide shade for more sun-sensitive plants.

Hollyhocks are a beautiful and versatile plant that can add a touch of old-fashioned charm to any garden.