Hollyhock Plant

Scientific Name: Alcea rosea

Family name: Malvaceae

Common name:  hollyhock,گلِ خیرہ

The Alcea genus includes the hollyhock.Over 80 species of flowering plants make up the genus Alcea. The most well-known of these is A. rosea, which is native to much of the planet. Hollyhock flowers are distinguished by their vivid, cup-shaped, single- or double-flowered blossoms.Hollyhock is used by people to treat and prevent digestive and respiratory issues. In any garden, the 5 to 8-foot-tall towering spikes of hollyhocks make a compelling focal point.Ideal hollyhock temperatures range from 60 to 75 °F (15 to 24 °C).

Planting And Care

Hollyhock thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot, dry spells.

Plant in fertile, well-draining soil to prevent waterlogged roots.

Regularly remove spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering and a tidy appearance.

Monitor for pests like aphids and treat promptly to safeguard the plant’s health.