Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea violet) 40 seeds (#1319)

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Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea violet) 40 seeds (#1319)

Approximately 40 seeds in the 0.5g packet.
is a tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennial or biennial native to western Asia.
In summer (or as early as mid-spring in mild winter climates), clumps of large, rough, heart-shaped leaves give rise to stately, leafy stalks lined with showy rounded blooms. The flowers attract butterflies and bees.
These double group plants have fully double flowers and are relatively long lived.
Hollyhocks thrive in full sun and moderately fertile well drained soil. Cut back spent flower stalks to encourage further bloom, or leave them to reseed. This old-fashioned flower makes an excellent addition to cottage gardens and mixed borders. Plants often require staking. Watch for rust, Japanese beetles, and powdery mildew.
Information source: Learn2Grow.com

Genus - Alcea
Species - Rosea
Variety - violet
Common name - Hollyhock
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Biennial flower
Hardiness zones - 2 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 2 - 2,50 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Light Green / violet
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, porous, loose
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Mixed Border

Sow in pots or dishes from April to June and put in a cold frame.
Do not cover or cover lightly, as light aids germination.
Days to germination: 10 to 14.

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