Alcea rosea


Family: Malvaceae Mallow

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 5B - 9A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Lavender, orange, pink, purple, red, salmon, white, yellow
Bloom time Early Summer to Early Winter
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, specimen
Height 6' to 10' / 1.80m to 3.00m
Spread 12" to 36" / 30cm to 90cm
Growth rate Fast
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attracts birds, invasive