Alcea rosea variety double chaters have been grown in gardens for centuries, their high spikes of silk-textured satin flowers promote a beautiful display and a unique spectacle.
Several variety in mauve were planted in the gardens at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson in 1629; traditional and outrageously beautiful. A must for historic gardens,
Edible flowers are used in the preparation of salads and ornamentation of various dishes, as well as in the preparation of tea or as a coloring agent for other foods.
It prefers its planting in a place that receives direct solar illumination, however, in the hottest regions should be planted in a place that receives solar protection in the hottest hours of the day.
The species is biennial, but usually treated as perennial because once established form colonies by self seeding.
Very fast growth and possibly flourishes in its first year in cultivation.
Huge, velvety flowers present us with simply fantastic scenery and bring close to the constant visit of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Very much traveled by landscapers the world outside in massive and as surround high walls and walls.
In the culinary the flowers of this cultivar are very appreciated when crystallized for decoration of cakes or in the preparation of delicately flavored syrups for puddings.
Seeds very fresh, in appropriate conditions, germinating between 20 to 40 days.