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Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed' (Seeds)Alcea roseaAlthaea rosea

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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1 packet (25 hollyhock seeds)Save £1.10 £1.99 £0.89 Despatch: within 3 Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
Hollyhocks are a traditional feature of cottage garden borders and 'Halo Mixed' adds height and colour, with tall stems, almost 2 metres (6ft 6") high, full of bi-coloured flowers, with shades of pink, purple, white, red and yellow. Once planted, they will flower the following year and every year thereafter. Alcea rosea do well in sunny positions and are longer flowering than other Hollyhock cultivars, and will will bloom from June to July. They are great pollinators and will attract bees and butterflies to your garden, making it wildlife friendly. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary information: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens

Hardy

full sun

180cm (71in)

60cm (24in)

Fleuroselect,RHS plants for pollinators

1 Packet (25 Hollyhock Seeds) (61525)

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Feed and water regularly until hollyhocks are fully established. Support their tall stems with bamboo canes as the flower spikes develop. In autumn, cut back the old foliage and faded hollyhock flower stems, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.

Sow Hollyhock seed from February to July on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-21C (59-70F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14- 21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Hollyhock plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Grow Hollyhocks in full sun in any fertile, well drained soil. Choose a position that is sheltered from strong winds. Space hollyhock plants at least 60cm (24") apart to improve air circulation and help prevent hollyhock rust.

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