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A tall plant (Alcea rosea) native to the Middle East and widely cultivated for its showy clusters of very large, variously colored flowers. Also called althea.

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Hollyhock House Watts Towers
Hollyhock House, built between 1919 and 1921 on the crown of Olive Hill, Barnsdall home, Hollyhock House, and the two guest houses were actually built.
Hollyhock Disorder: Rust (A2613)
H. Rust is a fungal disease that invades hollyhock leaves and stems. It is extremely common throughout.
Hollyhock Rust
Hollyhock Rust. This rust disease can result in serious injury to hollyhocks ( Althaea spp.) and is found nearly everywhere they are grown.
Hollyhock Rust
Hollyhock Rust. Mary Ann Hansen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology,. Physiology and Weed Science, Virginia Tech.
Hollyhock Rust
Hollyhock Rust. Dr. Green Thumb.

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Hollyhocks were heaven sent
By Arlene Marturano www.scga rdenlea When hollyhocks were featured on the cover of the spring 2011 Park Seed catalog, I was elated and hopeful for a resurgence of the old-fashioned cottage garden favorite.
Hollyhock towers over the rest in Winchester
This hollyhock has shot up in Winchester over the last few weeks and owner Lesley Hudson, is now wondering whether, at around 12 feet high, it could even be the tallest in the county.
Hollyhocks spur childhood memories
By Arlene Marturano A row of old-fashioned hollyhocks brings fond memories of childhood for many gardeners.
City to consider proceeding with Broadfording Road upgrade
The city agreed last year to take ownership of the road, between Hollyhock Road and Salem Avenue (Md. 58), from the state once it was repaired, Assistant City Engineer Jim Bender said. But the process to repair the road hit a bump, Bender said.
How to treat a confused mahonia
There are more robust, rust-resistant hollyhock varieties: Alcea ficifolia (fig-leaved hollyhock) is one such and it flowers slightly earlier than the others, too.

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Alcea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alcea (Ál-ce-a), commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae.
Suzanne opened Hollyhock to sell all the things she loved for the home but couldn't easily find in Los Angeles.
Questions On Hollyhocks
Q: I planted a few hollyhocks two summers ago. They bloomed and flowered beautifully, but now I have tons of plants showing up.
Canadian Learning Centre | Hollyhock, Cortes Island Accommodation
Spring or Summer? When to plant hollyhock seeds.

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