Alcea rosea


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Related to Alcea rosea: Cerastium tomentosum, Althea rosea
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Noun1.Alcea rosea - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowersAlcea rosea - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
hollyhock - any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
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Hollyhock or alcea rosea is stated to be an emollient and laxative which has a soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes lining the airways.
Good types include Alcea rosea 'Nigra', which is a deep burgundy and single, while 'Chater's Double Group' is one of the tallest, at 1.
A hollyhock to revolutionise your garden is Alcea rosea 'Majorette Mixed', for the seeds can be sown to the front of the border or in pots as the plants attain a height of just 24 to 36 inches.