As part of the Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020 here is a hollyhock to add to your quilt
These Blog Hop 12″ square blocks can be used on their own making a beautiful hollyhock quilt or together with the other Blog Hop blocks to make a fabulous garden flower quilt, encompassing many techniques.
A classic cottage garden staple, hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) bloom mid-summer with numerous flowers on tall spikes. Many of the most common varieties are biennials, meaning they complete their lifecycle over 2 years. The first year is spent growing foliage and storing energy. In the second year, the stalks shoot up, flowers bloom and seeds form. However, there are also many varieties that behave like short-lived perennials and will flower in their first year when planted early enough in spring or started indoors in winter.
They can suffer from rust though, which is what killed my beautiful butterfly-spaghetti plant (aka Oxalis) a few weeks ago, grr.
Add the hollyhock to your cart and finish checkout (you don’t need to pay) and the PDF file will be downloadable.