Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hollyhock



I noticed these plants while walking throught the old city of Amersfoort. They are huge, 2 meters high or even higher.

They are called Hollyhock, derived from the name herbalist William Turner gave them in the 16th century: Holyoke. In Latin: Alcea rosea. In Dutch: Stokroos.

I have bought seeds and started cultivating them, so next year my garden will be filled with hollyhocks.

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