50 Heirloom Hollyhock-Alcea rosea Summer Carnival Mix seeds
flowers - colours , white , dark red, pink, yellow and orange
Alcea rosea (Common Hollyhock; syn. Althaea chinensis Wall., Althaea ficifolia Cav., Althaea rosea Cav.) is an ornamental plant in the Malvaceae family
.This old-fashioned favorite comes in a mixture of all the splendid colors found in hollyhocks. Stately spikes bear double flowers 4" across
Alcea rosea is a hardy perennial, and once established should flower for many years. It will grow in a wide range of soils, and can easily reach a height of about 8 ft. The flowers are a range of colours from white to dark red, including pink, yellow and orange. Different colours prefer different soils. The darker red variety seems to favour sandy soils, while the lighter colour seems to favour clay soils. The plants are easily grown from seed, and readily self-seed. However, tender plants, whether young from seed or from old stock, may be wiped out by slugs and snails. The foliage is subject to attack from rust (Puccinia malvacearum), which may be treated with fungicides. Commercial growers have reported that some varieties (Alcea rugosa and Alcea ficifolia) are resistant to this fungus.
Height: 5 - 6 feet
Width: 2 - 3 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow, Pinks, Red ,white
Bloom Season: Early to Late Summer
Environment: Full Sun
Soil Requirement: Moist Well Drained Soil
Alcea rosea Flowers the first year! A colorful display of double flowers in deep crimson, light pink, rose, rosy red, yellow, and white. Prune dead stalks down to the ground in fall. Alcea rosea plants 5-6’ tall.
hollyhocks will give you years of enjoyment