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Althaea cannabina

Althaea cannabina

A strong upright perennial that will need no staking, its habit and flowers being similar to Hollyhock but more dainty and refined. Clusters of cup-like, five-petalled, sugary-pink flowers opening from midsummer and through autumn. The three or more lobed slightly hairy foliage is attractive and provides a good foil for other plants through the season. 1.8m (6') or more. Always admired here during the late summer and autumn. It should be more widely grown in our opinion. A good insect plant too - the hoverflies love it.

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