Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are charming accent plants with a majestic look, given by the heights of their stem and the great variety of warm flower colors; all shades of reds and pinks, purples and whites.
They are a beautiful addition to any garden, also planted in groups, along fences or border backgrounds, with a long flowering period that lasts till autumn.
People admire them from old times, not just for their decorative aspect, but also for being totally maintenance-free.
Unlike her other beautiful sisters, like hibiscus, hollyhocks grow in all soil conditions, on roadsides, even in wasteland and, reaching an amazing height of 2-2.5 m.
Hollyhock flowers are used medicinally for chest complaints, having emollient and diuretic properties, with similar action to Marshmallows.
The flowers can also be used for coloring purposes.