Flower, Hollyhock: Cottage Garden Mix
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, HEIRLOOM SEED, 1 packet (25 seeds)
(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!
Direct seeding is recommended. Roots are sensitive to disturbance. Sow outside 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date and at least 2 months before your first average fall frost date. Surface sow and press into the soil to make good seed to soil contact. Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds 2" apart, with 24"–36" between groups. Keep moist but not soggy. Days to emerge: 10-14 days. Thinning for larger plants (optional): When 3" tall, thin to 1-2 plants every 24"–36".
Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; may want to sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted in the ground. Seed Depth: Press into surface. Days to Emerge: 10–14 days Top-dress with compost if needed. Let new plants come up each spring to assure plentiful, ever-increasing color! Zones 3-9.