The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

You can visit our Alcea biennis page or browse the pictures using the next and previous links. If you've been inspired take a look at the Alcea plants in our garden centre.

Hollyhocks

siris

By Siris


Hollyhocks (Alcea biennis)

I am not going to grow Hollyhocks next year. They take up too much room, suffer from rust, and have almost been blown over in the recent winds,



Comments on this photo

 

I am sure tgey said on gardeners world they do rust free ones now. These are gorgeous I adore Hollyhocks.

20 Jun, 2017

 

These are beautiful. I am growing a few, not quite flowering yet, but the rust has been a problem. I've been pulling off the lower leaves as they get affected, as I don't like spraying with chemicals, but some have very few leaves left! I'll saw that on gardeners world as well, about rust free ones becoming available, so they might be worth looking out for.

21 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, I saw that! And I was very pleased because I love Hollyhocks. They just remind me of stately Elizabethan houses and sunshine! :)

21 Jun, 2017

 

If I remember right...they were called the 'Halo Series'.

21 Jun, 2017

 

Thanks everyone, I saw about the rust free ones. All tall perennials are cut off the lower leaves so that they don't restrict light to the smaller surrounding plants.
Karen too little space in this early Elizabethan 2nd bungalow!!!!

21 Jun, 2017

 

Lol Sue! :)

21 Jun, 2017

 

.)

24 Jun, 2017

 

Love them.....but hate the rust, gave up with them, they grow in France with no attention and no rust in Talmont.!!

27 Jun, 2017

 

The seed of these came from my brother's in France. They didn't have rust when in flower.

3 Jul, 2017

 

Odd isn't it?

4 Jul, 2017



Comment on this photo


   Photo 3 of 11

  • previous slideshow photo
  • next slideshow photo

What else?

See who else is growing Alcea biennis.

See who else has plants in genus Alcea.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 May, 2016

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Sep, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    25 May, 2016

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Mar, 2010