Hollyhock Mallow (Malva alcea)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Location: In one of my brother's natural gardens,  BelgiumDate: 2007-07-18
By bonitin
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 5:06 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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