What is this plant? (Miniature Hollyhock)

What is this plant? Sure resembles a very tall Geranium.

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Linda from Bellevue, NE

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Geranium?
September 24, 20070 found this helpful

Which plant do you mean? The green one with old dried stems sticking up? That looks like a coral bells to me. Oh you mean the big one to the right? Don't know. Gotta see the flower closer up. You need to purchase a garden book with lots of pictures of perennials. Good luck!

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September 24, 20070 found this helpful

It's a mallow.

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September 25, 20070 found this helpful

From what I can see, it looks like a miniature hollyhock.

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September 25, 20070 found this helpful

Mallow was my first thought, also. Buying a well illustrated perennial book is a good idea, too.

I use mine all the time, even after 26 years of gardening.

You can also google the flower name you need info on, and go from there. Look up "mallow plant," for instance.

The mallow is related to hollyhock.

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September 26, 20070 found this helpful

Looks like a rose of Sheron to me. Very hardy

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September 27, 20070 found this helpful

Looks like it may be a mallow

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September 27, 20070 found this helpful

This looks like a Hardy Geranium to me. I had these around my house when we lived in the city. They spread and come back every year. Very dainty and pretty I think.

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September 28, 20070 found this helpful

It looks like a pelargonium to me, which, I have been told, is the Rolls Royce of Geraniums, but I'd have to see the flowers a little clearer. Are they bell shaped, with a dark inner ring surrounding an almost white center?

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September 28, 20070 found this helpful

I AGREE WITH SUE ON PREVIOUS POST. IT LOOKS LIKE A MINITURE HOLLYHOCK TO ME. I'm PRETTY SURE OF IT BECAUSE MY MOM HAS HUNDREDS OF THESE IN A VARIETY OF COLORS.

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September 30, 20070 found this helpful

Looks like a wild hollyhock. I got this plant from my mom and the next year had them everywhere.

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

My cousin sent me seeds to plant and this is the same plant that grew for me in Alabama. I asked her and she said she thought it was some sort of hollyhock (miniature) maybe with a name of Melva or Melba? Don't really know.

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September 9, 20130 found this helpful

Definitely a purple mallow, I have many growing on a bank. They do indeed look like a miniature hollyhocks, and reseed themselves very prolifically. One plant this year will be several next year. The mallow plant has the tall flower stalk like a hollyhock up to 3-4 feet tall. In contrast, a hardy geranium would be a lower growing, (maybe 12-18") spreading plant without the tall flower stalk.

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