Pink Double Hollyhock
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Found this on in my daughter's flower bed. I had to wait until the sun went behind some of the trees to present the pink color from being blown out.
Alcea commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae. Most species are native to southwest and central Asia, although a few are native to southeast Europe or Egypt. They are biennial or short-lived perennial plants growing to 3.5 m (11.48 ft) tall, with broad, rounded, palmately lobed leaves and numerous flowers (pink or yellow in the wild species) on the erect central stem.
They are fast growing flowers and spreads quickly. The flowers open over a long period. Grows 5-8 ft. tall; blooms all summer long in a pretty mix of crimsons, pinks, yellows and creams.
July 9th, 2013
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