Taken in my garden today
Botanical and Common Name: The scientific name for Hollyhocks is Alcea rosea but used to go by the scientific name Althaea and is still seen that way in garden catalogs on occasion.
Hardiness Zones: Hollyhocks are hardy in zones 2-10.
Plant Category: Hollyhocks are herbaceous biennials or short-lived perennials.
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