Plant Type: Perennials
An old Cottage-garden favorite, this cousin to the Hollyhock has similar satiny flowers in a soft lavender-purple shade, exotically striped with deep maroon veins. It forms an upright, bushy mound that may need to be staked if grown in rich soil. This is a short-lived perennial or biennial, often flowering itself to death in the first year, but comes back the next year from self-sown seedlings. Excellent in containers, or the sunny border. In cold regions this is well worth growing, because of the long blooming season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Foliage ColorDeep green
Plant Spread18-24 in.
Plant Height24-36 in.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Accent, Border, Containers, Cut flower, Mass Plant, Specimen
Bloom TimeLate Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall
ExposureSun to part shade