Alcea 'Summer Memories'

Alcea 'Summer Memories' Hollyhock

Common Name: Hollyhock

A cross between A. rosea (the most common species available) and A. ficifolia (robust plants native to Siberia).

This selection consists of single flowers in a wide range of colors including light yellow, white, rose-pink, and deep red. There tends to be a heavier concentration of yellows since this is the color of its parent, A. ficifolia.

'Summer Memories Mix' tends to be more resistant to leaf rust than most hollyhocks. The 7-lobed foliage stays fairly clean and healthy throughout the season.

Feel free to grow them under Black Walnut trees; they are tolerant of the toxic juglone that is emitted through the trees' roots.