Alcea ficifolia (Antwerp Hollyhock)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
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Plant Overview

If you love hollyhocks but find they are affected by rust, this is the variety for you. Alcea ficifolia is very resistant to rust and is a true perennial (unlike many hollyhocks which are biennial).

Yellow flowers on tall stems, with fig-leaf shaped foliage. 

The hollyhock is a classic English country cottage plant. Originating in Siberia, Alcea ficifolia is more vigorous than the common Hollyhock.  It is excellent choice for the middle to back of a mixed herbaceous or cottage garden border, where it will add vertical interest and will tolerate quite dry conditions.

Good for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Height: 2m

Common name(s): Antwerp Hollyhock

Please note that because these are grown from seed, there may be some slight variation in colour. However they are all beautiful!

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.