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.