These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera trimestris
Mediterranean native reaches 3–6 ft. tall and wide from spring-sown seed. Satiny flowers up to 4 in. across. Species is seldom seen in gardens; more commonly grown are named varieties with blossoms in white, pink, rosy carmine. Bloom extends from midsummer to frost if spent flowers are removed to halt seed production.
Coarse, sturdy plants with bold blooms. Includes sunflower. Most are prime subjects for cut flowers. P...
Winter squash is grown for harvest in late summer or fall; it stores well and is used for baking and f...
Mediterranean native to 2 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft.wide. First growth produces a clump of bright green, roun...