Hollyhock Mix - PlantAlcea rosea
Our mix of Hollyhocks (Alcea Rosea) are tall growing plants with strong stems and large, impressive, brightly coloured flowers. They have a vertical habit, great for the back of the border but also look very beautiful grown close to a wall or along a fence. Cut hard back after flowering. Nostalgic looking hollyhocks add a touch of romance wherever they are planted. So pretty to see them, anywhere.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreHollyhock Alcea rosea is a real sun worshipper! A spot close to a sunny south facing wall or fence is ideal for this romantic, summer flowering plant. Well-drained, sandy soil will be perfect. Don’t forget to fertilise and don’t let the plants dry out. Recommended spacing for the young plants is approx. 50 cm apart.
Hollyhocks and climbing rosesHollyhocks combine very well with other plants. Climbing roses grown alongside hollyhocks make a great partnership. Both varieties have the same requirements and blend together perfectly. Lavender in the vicinity also works well.
Show moreThe plants you receive from us will flower during the same year. The hollyhock is usually grown as a biennial which means that the plant dies after flowering. When the plant turns to a brownish colour in autumn, you can cut down the whole plant.
Self seeding hollyhocksThe seed pods are very decorative, leave them to ripen on the plant and they will easily self-seed. Or if you want to grow the hollyhocks in a different area, when the pods are dry collect the seed and store in a brown bag until they can be sown in June in a shady spot. In September, choose the best place in your garden for planting out. Protect from a severe frost in winter with a layer of fallen. The plants will bloom the following year from June to July. The flower colours are always a surprise!
Show moreThe large flowers of our Hollyhocks are double. You'll receive a mixture of plants with different flower colours, ranging from red, yellow, dark pink, light pink to white. The tall, sturdy flower spikes of Hollyhock provide a strong, vertical accent in your garden. Its shape combines very nicely with the more flat shape of the pink coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) or the airy inflorescence of rue (Thalictrum Rochebrunianum).
Because of the self-seeding habit of the hollyhocks, the following year you will see them growing in other areas of the garden. Hollyhock is also called Althaea rosea.
- Extra information
Latin name Alcea rosea Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period July - August Growing height 160 - 200 cm Planting distance 30 - 40 cm