The petals of these statuesque cottage garden flowers make a jewel-coloured syrup, a traditional remedy for soothing irritated mucous membranes and helping to ease a dry cough. The syrup can be stored until needed. (Check with your doctor.) Height 100-150cm (39-59"); spread 40-50cm (16-20").
If you crave the cottage garden look, Hollyhocks are a must. Self-seeding perennials that brighten the garden throughout the summer with their jewel-like flowers on tall upright stems the edible petals will brighten a salad.
View the recipe for the Hollyhock Throat Syrup to help soothe irritated mucous membranes, and ease a dry cough