(Alcea Rosea) This delightful Hollyhock captures the joy of the old-fashioned cottage garden, looking like Grandma's! Single-flowered in a variety of rich, pastel colors, you will grow vigorous, thick, sturdy 5-8’ stems, with blooms that continue much of the summer! Each bloom is 3-5” wide, with a bold yellow center and nostalgic color. You will be rewarded with a chorus of big, showy blooms; a delight for all to see!
Space plants 2’ apart; sun to part shade; fertile, moist soil. Top-dress with compost if needed. Let new plants come up each spring to assure plentiful, ever-increasing color! Zones 3-9. In wind-prone areas, stake them for extra support or plant them against a building or fence. Seed can be fall planted, when it is too cold to germinate seeds and soil temperatures are below 45 degrees F; the seed will lay dormant through the winter. Let the last blooms do your reseeding for you; you will be rewarded with plenty of new plants come spring!