Alcea species

crankyoldman(z5 NY)March 2, 2005

I am not sure where to ask this question but hope people here can answer it. Do Alcea rugosa, Alcea pallida, and/or Alcea rosea cross pollinate? I want to grow all three and collect seeds from all three. I have looked on the net and not found anything about this.

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KarenTX8b(So TX 8b)

I've read that Alcea ficifolia, Fig-leaved Hollyhock, is a natural cross between Alcea rosea and Alcea rugosa, so I would err on the side of caution. If you plant them together tho, you might get some neat hybrids.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2005 at 10:58PM
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crankyoldman(z5 NY)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2005 at 6:59AM
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