Althaea cannabina | Hemp-leaved Hollyhock
Hemp-leaved Hollyhock, also commonly called Palm-leaf Marshmallow, is a perennial that’s seldom grown, but is profoundly beautiful in the landscape. The leaves resemble hemp/cannabis, hence the specific epithet ‘cannabina’ (hemp-like). The plants have tall, willowy stems of small, pale-pink mallow flowers with dark eyes and purple-red stamens. They are best sited peaked through other shrubs, towards the back of your border for flowers that sway gently in the wind from July all the way to October. Despite its height it doesn’t need staking.
Height: 6-7 ft
Zones: 3- 9