Hollyhock - French
Malva sylvestris var. 'Zebrina'
Cousin to the classic biennial hollyhock we all know, the French hollyhock has pale pink saucer blooms with dimpled edges and striking violet tracery. The flowers bloom from the bottom to the top of the tall stems and are followed by round flattened seedpods that look like small cheese wheels–giving rise to another name, "cheese mallow." Easy to grow, they bloom from midsummer to frost.