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Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Queeny Purple'

Shorter stems of jumbo purple double blossoms begin blooming from the bottom of the stem to the top.

A 2004 All America Award Winner, this compact Hollyhock selection is terrific for smaller gardens where the taller types might grow too big. The flowers are magenta-purple in color with a pompom center surrounded by a ring of larger fringed petals. Will flower the first year, so may be treated as an annual or grown as a short-lived perennial. Excellent in mixed tubs and containers. Control leaf rust with a fungicide spray every two weeks, starting in mid May.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

20-29 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

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 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.