For Ruby Tuesday today I have two hollyhocks. The one at bottom is what I expect when I hear the word "hollyhock." The RED one below is one I've never seen before.
The hollyhocks make up about 60 species offlowering plants in the genus Alcea (Ál-ce-a) in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to southwest and central Asia. They are biennial or short-lived perennial plants growing to 3.5 m tall, with broad, rounded, palmately lobed leaves and numerous flowers, pink or yellow in the wild species, on the erect central stem.
The Red Hollyhock was the last one of the season at Queens Botanical Garden.
Nice flowers! Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Exiciting photos - Happy Ruby Tuesday :-)
what pretty flowers-- Happy RT!
those are glorious blooms Mary. Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Very pretty. We see a lot of hollyhocks here too.
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I so love that first one Mary!
...lovely... very lovely...^^
Do flowers have a kind of soul?
My guess is yes.
They've got individuality, beauty and radiation like Hollywood Stars.
Just take a look at the two beauties presented today.
Third cousins competing for attention.
The second won my prize.
She also posses depth and inner beauty.
Beautiful flower, the Hibiscus is similar, I think
The blossoms are so pretty and to think they are blooming so well now!
This is so pretty.. so big... happy Tuesday!
As cool and overcast as it is here today it's nice to see some pretty blooms!
Oh, I so love hollyhocks. Maybe one day I will grow some.
I have always loved them. great shots.
Gorgeous! They are very similar to hibiscus.
They are so pretty.
The red one is GORGEOUS. I've never seen a solid colored hollyhock either.
Gorgeous these are. They sort of look like a Hibiscus if you ask me. Very pretty :)
What vivid flowers, Mary! Thanks again for hosting!
Both photos are so lovely! Gorgeous colours!
Oh, so that's the other name for it! We call it Gumamela or Hibiscus.
That sure is RED my hollyhocks were sort of a cream colour and about seven feet tall.
Cool effect Mary!
I love the shadows inside the flower!!
the flower itself has such an incredible texture - as if it's made of tissue paper
Love the solid red - save the seed!
Stunning colors for season's end, Mary.
My housemates grew some black hollyhocks last year which were AMAZING to see!
Mary, gorgeous hollyhock bloom.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Thank you for the photos and the mini science lesson! :D
They are both beautiful, Mary.
I don't see hollyhocks here in Ireland - must be too cold.
Such great captures, Mary. Love your beautiful photos.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
They look like a high quality artificial flower. Nicely done!
Wow gorgeous flower! I want to plant that flower with red hue on the center! Have a wonderful Ruby day Mary! Mine is posted 75, My blue helmet matches our red motorcycle!
Beautiful! Happy Tuesday!
join this for the first time. thanks for this wonderful meme.
oh, I am not really familiar with any flowe but I love your pretty flowers here. Pretty!
Same here I posted some beautiful flowers.
hi, flowers for me too. have a happy day everyone!
Beautiful flowers. I love the world hollyhock. Don't know why - guess it makes me smile for some reason.
The red hollyhock is so pretty,. I love hollyhocks.
Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme :)
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Nice to see flowers when it is all grey outside.
Love your new header it is really nice !
I'll take both! Gorgeous! Happy RT.
Wow, they almost look like hibiscus blossoms. Lovely.
pretty, pretty! I've never seen anything like them =)
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Lovely colored flowers!
Gorgeous flowers! Nice Ruby Tuesday Mary.
So, so beautiful Mary!!!
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I've never seen a hollyhock with such deep and rich red coloring! Just gorgeous!
HAPPY RUBY DAY!
Beautiful flowers! My Ruby Tuesday today is red I found at the Peanut Festival parade!
Funny, our concept of hollyhock is exactly reversed. The top one is our red. The bottom pink is a gorgeous variation. The birds could wing some seeds to me any time!
Ohhhhh They are both so pretty! I'm going to have to plant some of those!
Happy tuesday. nice to be here...
The hollyhock colours are so dramatic. I love the red ones, in fact I'm doing a watercolor painting of some right now.
What gorgeous beauties, displaying their showy blouses.
Lovely blooms :)
New he! Thanks for hosting!
better late then never, eh dear teach??!
i am just so tired but the sight of those two hollyhocks of yours have revived me..i have always loved them!...happy ruby tuesday..love terry
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