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Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'

Showy single blooms surrounded by tall green foliage.

Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. They were usually relegated to the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. However this is no longer necessary with this new strain. This selection features tall spikes of large, old-fashioned single flowers in various shades of red over a low mound of foliage. Flowers appearing the first season. Cut plants back to 8 inches after blooming. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. The Spotlight series was recently bred and introduced by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.


Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

59-70 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55° F in full sun. Alcea does not like soggy soil, so allow plants to dry a little between waterings. Once plants are actively growing, fertilizer can be applied. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at the same level it was in the plug. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Hollyhocks prefer rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.