All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Alcea ficifolia 'Yellow'


Plant Information

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

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. Also available in pink(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, Yellow fig-leaved hollyhock

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


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.