The photos were taken early in the morning.

The following were taken during morning bright sunshine.

Some pink ones too!

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Alcea rosea

Alcea rosea (common hollyhock; syn. Althaea chinensis Wall., Althaea ficifolia Cav., Althaea rosea Cav.) is an ornamental plant in theMalvaceae family.

It was imported into Europe from southwestern China during, or possibly before, the 15th century.[1] William Turner, a herbalist of the time, gave it the name “holyoke” from which the English name derives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcea_rosea

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17 responses to “Hollyhock: Flower Power”

  1. restlessjo Avatar

    The early morning colours are fabulous, but I like your gallery too 🙂

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thanks, these plants and flowers were so healthy and just beautiful. Glad you loved the photos!

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  2. nowathome Avatar

    So pragtig, Ineke!!

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  3. rondomtaliedraai Avatar

    Aha mooi stokrose!

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  4. anroworld Avatar
    anroworld

    So beautiful!

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  5. Forestwoodfolkart Avatar

    Wonderful flowers. I never see them here. Too hot and humid I guess

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      They are beautiful. It is the first time that I’ve seen them here.

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      1. Forestwoodfolkart Avatar

        The climate seems to suit them.

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  6. easyweimaraner Avatar

    I love this flowers… sadly mine are never so impressing and colorful than yours:o)

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      They were really very tall plants and had big flowers and many too!

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  7. perdebytjie Avatar

    Dis so pragtig,Ineke!Ek onthou my mahet dit altyd in ons tuin geplant.Dit neem my nou vêr terug.Dankie dat jy dit met ons gedeel het.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Ek stem saam, vroeër jare was daar altyd stokrose in die tuin. Dis asof dit nie meer so volop is nie. Toe ek hierdies sien kon ek nie ophou fotos neem nie. Hulle was so gesond en pragtig.

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  8. de Wets Wild Avatar

    Lieflike blomme en baie goeie fotos daarvan, Ineke!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Baie dankie. Ek het hul al begin mis hier want mens sien hul nie juis nie. Die huis wat ek opgepas het het die reuse stingels met blomme gehad. Hul was dubbel so hoog as ek. Moes van bo van die eerste verdieping afneem om moi trosse te kry!

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