Alcea ficifolia 'White'

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

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Plant Details

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).

White flowers on tall stems, with fig-leaf shaped foliage. Also available in pink and yellow (see related plants below).

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): Russian hollyhock, White fig-leaved 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 9x10cm 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. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.