Additional information for Hollyhock - Creme de Cassis - 165MT102A

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Hollyhock - Creme de Cassis - 165MT102A

Hollyhock - Creme de Cassis - 165MT102A

Details  Hollyhock are in the mallow family and closely related to Marshmallow. They are hardy perennials, but some flower only from their second season when started from seed. They grow up to 2.4m tall (flowering stems) and flowers from early summer to late autumn in most regions. While young leaves, stem and the root are edible, it's mostly flowers and flower buds that are consumed. Tea can be brewed from the flowers too. They have many traditional herbal medicine uses too, from easing bronchial complaints to helping enliven poor circulation. Other uses include fibers made from the stem, it's use as a beneficial addition to compost heaps, and as a pollinator attracting flower in food forests.
 
 
Botanical name  Alcea rosea
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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