(Alcea rosea) [Pre-1830] Magnificent spikes of satiny blue-black single flowers form the second year from first-year leafy 18 in. leaf rosettes. Flowers may be used for tea. Pkt (0.25 g, 25 seeds)
Culture: Biennial. Germination: 60°F, 14-21 days. Full sun. Direct sow or transplant. Grows best in cool season areas sheltered from the wind. Space 12-24 in. apart. Ht. 6 ft.