Just another pretty face
Sometimes called rose papale and passe-rose, hollyhock is most often called rose trémière, an alteration of rose outremer, because the species was originally brought back to France from overseas--either during the 12th and 13th century Crusades, or as some believe imported from China during the 16th century. If only one flower could evoke summer vacation time in France, it would be this one.
©2012 P.B. Lecron