Hollyhock, Sophisticated Lady

Hands on Organics

$ 5.00

Hollyhock, Sophisticated Lady aka Outhouse

Alcea rosea  

This old time variety of hollyhock produces single pink, burgundy, red and white flowers, some with contrasting centers.  Grows up to 7’ tall and as a biennial, blooms in the second year, makes seed, and then senesces.  Hollyhocks were at one point referred to as outhouse flowers because they were often planted around outhouses, such that sophisticated ladies simply had to look for where the hollyhocks were growing to determine where the outhouse was, rather than risk the embarrassment of asking where the outhouse was!  HOO. 

Packet: (0.5g~55 seeds)

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