The hollyhock is a classic English country cottage plant and this is a wonderful double creamy-yellow hollyhock that really stands out in the border.
Alcaea ‘Banana’ is a double-flowered hollyhock cultivar, bearing masses of fully double, pale yellow blooms, on tall stems. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems.
Common name(s): Hollyhock