When I first saw this flowering plants called Alcea I said " Wow" it is such a beautiful flowers. The common name of Alcea is Hollyhock.This species grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun.The flowers are, white, red, purple, yellow and pink. This plants is know to be short-lived plants. It produce flowers covering a wide range of colors. It prefers a rich soil with lots of organic matter. Provide exposure to full sun as the plant dislikes any amount of shade. This flower make up about 60 species of flowering plants in the genus Alcea in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to Southwest and Central Asia. The flower of Alcea start to open up in June and Crème De Cassis stays in color through most of August.
This species is classified as a biennial or short live perennial, but give the plant the proper conditions and it will self seed and may require staking. If you are planning to plant this species, remember that you can propagate by planting new plants grown from seed. The plants may not live long enough to be divided. If you have seeds, you can plant them any time between May and September. The young plants grown from late season planting, need winter protection. The seed will germinates in 2-3 weeks at 60 degrees. It is a beautiful flower plants and I wish it will grow here in my country.