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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!
It's a mallow.
From what I can see, it looks like a miniature hollyhock.
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.
Looks like a rose of Sheron to me. Very hardy
Looks like it may be a mallow
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.
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?
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.
Looks like a wild hollyhock. I got this plant from my mom and the next year had them everywhere.
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.
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.
Should I soak hollyhock seeds before planting? If so, how long must they soak?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By roma2 from Sacramento, CA
They don't need soaking. They are biennial though, so unless you start them very early in the season, they might not bloom the first year. There are a lot of varieties that simply self-seed when they are established.
Plant them together with coreopsis, ladies mantle or my favorite: artemisia absinthium to hide the "ugly" stem.
Common names for this artemisia are: wormwood, green ginger, sweet sage. Happy gardening!
I never soak mine. Good luck.
Can I start holly hock and columbine seeds now and plant them when they start sprouting this spring?
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Jennifer from Peru, IN
Yes you can plant the holly hock seed now & transplant them when they get about 6 inches tall. Keep damp when not raining. You will be proud. Some do not bloom first year. They reseed every year after they bloom, you can also transplant them & you can save the seed when the pod gets dry, just before the seed falls out, good luck.
When should I plant Hollyhock seed?
Hardiness Zone: 7a
By Glavern3311 from Western NC