Hollyhocks And Rose Of Sharon - Knowledgebase Question

Kendall Park, NJ
Question by IrisandBarry
January 5, 1998
What is the difference between hollyhocks and rose of Sharon? Also, is Burpee offering fuchsias this year?


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Answer from NGA
January 5, 1998

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Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are a biennial (some refer to them as a short-lived perennial) flowering plant, Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is a late blooming summer shrub. Rose of Sharon is also known as Shrub Althaea. Burpee is not currently offeringfuchsia, but if you need a source please feel free to post another question via the website.

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