Alcea rosea pink

Alcea rosea pink

M winter germinated these outside. Planted under apple tree and large flower bed. So far we have been able to get away without staking them.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Alcea

Species: rosea

Cultivar: will be added later when M finds seed packets...

Type: Biennial

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Color: Pink

Foliage: Herbaceous

Soil pH from: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Soil pH to: 7.1 to 7.5 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Otherdetails: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Planted: 2007

Updated: 2008

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Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'