Botanical Name: Alcea ficifolia
Native: Only in cultivation
Hardiness: Biennial, hardy in USDA zones 2–9, sometimes performing like a short-lived perennial.
Plant Dimensions: 5'–7' tall
Variety Information: 3"–4" burgundy, copper, pink, purple, rose, red, yellow and white single blooms.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, or 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted in the ground.
Days to Emerge: 10–14 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"