“Yellow Fig-Leaved Hollyhock”
It’s amazing that these fig-leaved Hollyhocks are not more widely known and grown! Highly valuable for their vigor, reliability, long bloom and upright bushy habit (no stakes needed), they’re also far more rust resistant than common biennial Hollyhocks. Returning each Spring for five or more years, “Russian Hollyhock” makes an outstanding focal mass of upright spikes and truly lovely 4” soft yellow blooms Summer thru Fall. Fabulous background subject and spectacular when massed. Cut down to the ground in late Fall and provide some compost in Spring. Best in rich soil. Butterflies! To 5-6’ high and 2’ wide. Self-sows and attracts hummers!