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Re: Help, this is taking over my lawn. What is it?

Message from Annette Patterson

In forum: Identify a plant

Similar to hollyhock, possibly Sidalcea seedlings.

  • Posted: Sat. 31st August 2019 11:58

Re: What is this?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be one of the Sidalceas?

  • Posted: Sun. 4th August 2019 12:23

Re: Re: Pink flowering plant, does anyone know what it is?

Message from Dan

In forum: Identify a plant

That's great, definitely Sidalcea.

  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 16:02

Re: Pink flowering plant, does anyone know what it is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Dan, we have had quite a few suggestions on our social media. Most think this is a form of Sidalcea. Specific varieties might be Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh' or Sidalcea 'Rosaly'

We also had a few who though this was a type of pink Dianthus.

Hope this helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 30th July 2017 06:00

Re: Can anyone identify this plant please

Message from phil rusted

In forum: Identify a plant

Hollyhock - Alcea.
Best thing to do is either leave it to grow to about 3m and flower, or remove completely. I had a garden full of them, took some time to remove but garden is now much better without them. A little to large....http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/images/submit.png

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd July 2014 09:59

Re: Re: addotional info to "flower or weed"

Message from Stephen Hopkins

In forum: Identify a plant

It is indeed a Sidalcea.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 09:41

Re: addotional info to "flower or weed"

Message from ludo rutten

In forum: Identify a plant

I think it's a Sidalcea too

  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 09:28

Re: addotional info to "flower or weed"

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Lorraine, a twitter follower says "maybe a sidalcea ?"

Here are Sidalcea in Shoot. Hope that helps? Please add to your plant list in Shoot.

Thanks
Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 09:26

Re: Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Message from julie watters

In forum: Container gardening

i had a similar problem with mine. i wasn't loosing leaves but it just wasn't getting any bigger so i planted it in the garden hoping with more space it might start to grow but it isn't. it has grown a little bit more but now seems to have stopped dead. all my other plants are thriving and doing well but my hollyhock seems to be going nowhere fast
does anyone have any ideas

  • Posted: Sat. 13th July 2013 08:26

Re: pls help identfy this plant.

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

It is in the malva family like hollyhocks, will not be able to tell what it is till it flowers. It is so hard to pin point, sidalceas, lavateras are all in that family

  • Posted: Thu. 11th July 2013 16:13

Re: Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Message from Carol

In forum: Container gardening

It wants to be huge. Try putting it in a much bigger pot, or in the ground and see what happens.

  • Posted: Wed. 15th May 2013 18:25

Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Question from Stuart Morris

In forum: Container gardening

I have a very small alcea which I have been trying to grow in a small pot (3"d). It only ever has 3 leaves, approx 3" high. Every few weeks one leaf goes mottled, and this increases until the leaf curls up, and dies off. Another leaf come up from below but this keeps recurring and the plant is not establishing itself. Is it rust? Is it something else? What do I do?

  • Posted: Wed. 15th May 2013 16:56

Alcea Rosea (Hollyhock)

Question from Stuart Morris

In forum: Alcea rosea

I have a very small alcea which I have been trying to mature in a small pot (3"d). It only ever has 3 leaves, approx 3" high. Every few weeks one leaf goes mottled, and this increases until the leaf curls up and dies off. Another leaf come up from below but this is recurring and the plant is not establishing itself. Is it rust? Is it something else? What do I do?

  • Posted: Wed. 15th May 2013 16:55

Re: sidalcea

Message from Judy Willmott

In forum: Sidalcea 'Little Princess'

Many thanks for the advice, I will give it a go and see what I get!

  • Posted: Mon. 13th September 2010 09:24

Re: sidalcea

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Sidalcea 'Little Princess'

Hi, Judy,
You can grow seeds from this plant but since it is a cultivar, it will most likely not grow true to type (plants grown from seed will most likely NOT resemble the plant you gathered seed from). Could be interesting to see what you get!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 13th September 2010 05:28

sidalcea

Question from Judy Willmott

In forum: Sidalcea 'Little Princess'

can I grow the seeds collected from this plant

  • Posted: Sun. 12th September 2010 09:37

National Plant Collections

Comment from Nicola

In forum: General

Are you interested in holding a national plant collection? The top 10 plants missing from the National Plant Collections Scheme include:

Calendula
Tagetes
Lobelia
Nicotiana
Mondara
Alcea
Alstroemeria
Ceris
Achellea
Fatsia

You need to grow a range of plants in the genus concerned - about 75% of your chosen plant listed in the RHS plant finder... This is not as hard as it may seems as there are only six listed for Fatsia, 30 of Nicotiana and 37 for Alcea. If you are interested contact Plant Heritage on 01483 447540.

Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 21st May 2009 13:41

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Question from Nic R

In forum: Alcea rosea

We bought and planted 5 Hollyhocks last year, they grew and flowered to an enormous size. This year only 2 are showing any signs of foliage at the moment. Have they done all they will or will we get a repeat of last years blooms. If they have now done all they will do, should I have taken cuttings or seeds from them to grow for this year or do I just have to buy new ones each year?

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd April 2009 15:36