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Hollyhock 'Chaters Doubles'

Alcea rosea | Althaea rosea

Towering spires of flowers

Spectacular cut flowers

Ideal for adding height to the back of borders

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Magnificent spires of bloom in a riot of carnival colours! This cottage garden favourite is perfect for adding height and stately grandeur to the back of summer borders. This popular hardy perennial is also highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 60cm (24"). Supplied as 50mm jumbo plug plant.

Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.


3 bare root hollyhock plants (KB3505)

Repot hollyhock plants into 9cm pots and grow them on in frost free conditions. When plants are fully rooted into their pots, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days, and transplant into sunny borders. Grow hollyhocks in a sheltered position away from strong winds. Plant in full sun, on fertile, well drained soil.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

Feed and water regularly until plants are established. Support the tall hollyhock flower stems with garden canes if necessary. In autumn, remove old foliage and faded hollyhock flower stems, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.

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