Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea Double Mixed) 60 seeds (#2103)
About the product
Hollyhock 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.
Info source: Learn2Grow.com
Approximately 60 seeds 1 g packet.
Genus - Alcea
Species - Rosea
Variety - Double Mixed
Common name - Hollyhock
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 9
Height - 1.80 m
Spread - 0.70 m
Plant type - Biennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, porous, loose
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Pots on the balcony or in the garden bed
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / white, rose, creme, red and Yellow
Sow in pots or dishes from January to March and put in a cold frame or germinate inside.
Cover lightly and keep at +18-+20C.
Germinates in 8-10 days.
After 3-4 weeks transplant and grow at +10-+12C (for compact growing).