We grow Chater's Double Hollyhocks from seed as a mix of scarlet, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, and pure white. The pompom-like flowers show in early summer on tall, 6-8ft plants that are vigorous and hardy, with rough, light green leaves. Shipped as a seedling, our choice of color.
The common Hollyhock is one of the most desirable garden plants nature ever invented. Alcea should be planted in full sun in clumps close to every New England house and, if placed in a protected location, need not be staked. With the exception of our Perennial Singles, the varieties we offer are officially biennials, but we find that under favorable conditions they will persist for a number of years. (In the South, Hollyhocks are best treated as biennials -- planted in fall for bloom the following spring.) Flowering begins in June here and continues into August. Plants prefer well-drained, neutral to slightly sweet soil.
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