Hollyhock Seeds - Indian Spring
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 48 - 72 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Alcea Rosea
Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea Indian Spring Mix) - Hollyhocks have been grown in the garden for hundreds of years from flower seed. Their tall spikes of lovely crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in summer. This Indian Spring mix has big, impressive 4-inch double or semi-double blooms in 4 shades beginning low on the stalk, for even more color on every hollyhock plant. The flowers arise all along tall, sturdy stalks beginning just 4 months from sowing! This annual hollyhock is a long-blooming, very colorful series so garden-worthy that it has received awards.
Beautiful mixed blooms
Hollyhock blooms all summer for a rich display of large blossoms in every shade of pink, rose, red, and yellow! It is perfect for the back of the flower garden where it can proudly put on a colorful show.
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How to grow
How To Grow Hollyhock From Seed: Establishing hollyhock from flower seeds is very rewarding. To get a jump start on the growing season, you can sow the seeds indoors or in the greenhouse 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost date. Use starter trays and quality starter mix and sow the seeds on the surface, pressing them into the soil to make good contact. Keep them consistently moist.
Sowing the flower seed directly outdoors is an option as well. Prepare soil bed, sow the seeds on the surface and dust over them very lightly with loose garden soil. Keep the seeds moist until germination has occurred. Young plants can be transplanted or even moved to other positions in the garden.
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: Do not cover, lightly press seed into soil
Hollyhock care includes weekly watering and use of a balanced fertilizer. Be sure to leave the last blooms on the plant even after the petals fall. They will drop their flower seeds and self-sow, and you'll be rewarded with plenty of new plants come spring. Cut back hard when flowering is done and seeds have dropped.
- Height: 48 - 72 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Season: Annual