A tall red Hollyhock that will (may) bloom first year from seeds.
Soil & Site
single, bright red, yellow center
seeds should be allowed to fall to the ground to insure next seasons plants
lobed and rough textured
bristly, single, unbranched
In the fall remove all dead plant parts and discard. These will carry over the rust spores. The rust is caused by Puccinia malvacearum, a fungus attacking the Malvaceae family. Stalking maybe needed. Cut back hard after flowering.
Species native to China and has been grown there for perhaps 2 thousand years. Introduced into England in the 1600's.
Jelitto Seeds of Germany in 2010.
The nemesis of this plant is Hollyhock rust, a leaf disfiguring fungus. Newer varieties are reported to be more resistant.
Notes & Reference
#28-Cottage Garden Annuals(Clive Lane), #51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterroud)