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Hollyhock

Alcea rosea
In a 1782 Garden Book entry Thomas Jefferson composed a chart of "a Calendar of the bloom of flowers" that showed his Monticello Hollyhocks flowering from mid-June through July. Hollyhocks are currently naturalized at Monticello in the Vegetable Garden, and are possibly descendents of those plants Jefferson observed in 1782.
Growth Type: 
Biennial
Color(s): 
Pink (with occassional White, Reds, Yellow)
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 25 to 2001 Dec 312002 May 24 to 2002 Jul 232003 May 30 to 2003 Sep 62004 May 25 to 2004 Jul 292005 Jun 3 to 2005 Jul 152006 May 24 to 2006 Oct 112007 May 29 to 2007 Jul 202008 Jun 21 to 2008 Oct 132009 Jun 10 to 2009 Aug 42010 Jun 9 to 2010 Aug 32011 Jun 7 to 2011 Aug 52012 May 24 to 2012 Aug 242018 Jun 15 to 2018 Aug 15
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