Alcea perennial Singles
Alcea perennial Singles

Alcea perennial Singles

Shipment begins in Spring 2019

SKU: S21410
3 for $33.95
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Hollyhock
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Height: 6-8' Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Product Details

Product Details

This mixture of large-flowered hybrids replaces the Singles strain we offered for many years because the hybrids are substantially more perennial. They owe their durability to one of their parents, A. ficifolia, a long-lived Siberian species with Fig-like foliage. In all other respects, these are the traditional Hollyhocks, whose towering spikes of huge (4–5″) blooms are one of summer's greatest pleasures. Colors run from white to pale yellow to pink and burgundy, and plants reach heights of 6–8′. Hollyhocks will never outlive Peonies, but the plants from this Perennial Mixture carry on long after their biennial cousins are gone. Our mix is sold in multiples of 3 in order to help provide a sampling of the full color range. 

The common Hollyhock is one of the most desirable garden plants nature ever invented. Alcea should be planted in full sun and, if placed in a protected location, might not need to be staked. Flowering begins in June here and continues into August. Rust, a fungus that appears as orange-brown spotting on the leaves, can sometimes be a problem, but seems to have little effect on the vigor of the plant. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants. If necessary, treat with applications of Neem Oil or sulfur starting early in the season.

For more information on growing Alcea, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping
Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: CALIFORNIA, IDAHO, NEVADA, OREGON, TEXAS, UTAH, WASHINGTON.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

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Yellow?

A viewer from Santa Fe, NM

I ordered Alceas envisioning the gorgeous pinks & reds I see every summer in Santa Fe & Taos. But the ones I received flower either white or yellow. I hate yellow flowers, but so far, thanks to the excellent quality of White Flower Farms plants, I have been unable to kill them. I suppose next year I'll fall back on my old trick of swiping seed pods from the locals. The plants are not as hardy but at least I get the colors I want. Thanks anyway.

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Surprisingly invasive

A viewer from Lexington, KY

Pros: All 6 plants grew 5-7 feet tall and bloomed prolifically their first year. I mean COVERED in beautiful blooms. Long season of bloom.

Cons: Rust! And tons of it! I removed infected plant material and treated them, but it keeps coming back. Invasive! Somehow, they have self-seeded about 30 new mini-plants in other beds. They're everywhere!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


Can't predict colors

Malinda from Northwest Georgia mountains

These alceas, planted on the south side of our house did not bloom nor get very tall the first year. The second year, 3 of the six I ordered got very tall and were covered with beautiful flowers. But we live in a pale yellow house. The flowers on the largest plant were white, and almost completely washed out. The second largest had pale yellow flowers. I was hoping for some vibrancy of color on the third, and they were pale, pale pink.. The other three plants have not 'stalked up' this year yet. (Probably not enough sun. ) I do wish there were some predictability of the color. The plants which stalked are strong and beautiful with foliage. I just wish the flowers were more remarkable. WFF is unfailingly satisfactory to do business with, the attendants on the phone kind and patient. I'm grateful.

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Sadly, a complete dud

Not a novice from Montclair, NJ

I ordered six of these last spring to border a gargage window in a sunny site in a 10-year-old garden. All seemed to settle in and grow well, until August. Then every last one of them died back in the ugliest brown mess. One may survive yet. None of them bloomed. Very disappointed!

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Two year failure.

Polly from Cincinnati, OH

These plants did not grow as tall as promised and only half of them
survived the first year.
This year "rust" disease finished them early in the season.
Therefore, we have never seen any bloom.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: al-see'uh 

Hollyhocks prefer full sun (or partial shade in the South) and moist but well-drained soil. Some varieties may require staking. Provide good air circulation around plants. Rust, a fungus that appears as orange-brown spotting on the leaves, can sometimes be a problem. Combat with applications of Neem Oil or sulfur starting early in the season. Red spider mites and caterpillars often plague Hollyhocks grown in the South (A. rugosa is a notable exception).

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