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Double Hollyhock

Alcea rosea 'Summer Carnival Mixture'

Fluffy double flowers, in a wide range of pastel shades.

Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. This strain features fluffy double flowers, in a wide range of pastel shades. Plants usually act as short-lived perennials, but will re-seed themselves for many years. The single forms are often said to be more resistant to Hollyhock rust. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

59-82 In

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F in long days with high light, will not flower when grown under short days. Water moderately then allow plants to dry a little in between. Once actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 6-8 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.