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Hollyhocks provide excellent architectural height in the garden and make good backdrops for lower growing perennials. Try growing them in the cottage garden style by planting them up against a wall or picket fence. Though their stalks are very strong, they may need to be staked if they are planted in a windy site.

Hollyhocks will grow in average, medium, well-drained soils, although they prefer rich, moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant of short drought periods, but not wet soils in winter. They need full sun to really perform in the landscape.

Deadheading flowers and removing flower spikes after bloom will encourage plants to reseed.

Attributes: Border plants, Cut flower, Dried flower, Mass Planting, Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Hollyhocks provide excellent architectural height in the garden and make good backdrops for lower growing perennials. Though their stalks are very strong, they may need to be staked if they are planted in a windy site, unless planted against a wall or picket fence. Tolerant of the toxic Black Walnut trees juglone that is emitted through the trees' roots.

Did you know that Hollyhock flowers are edible? Though they don't have much flavor, they make a showy edible garnish for summer dishes.

  • Alcea 'Las Vegas' (30)ct Flat Alcea 'Las Vegas' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea 'Las Vegas' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea 'Las Vegas' (30)ct Flat Hollyhock-Fig Leaf Height: 5-6 Feet, Spread: 18-24 InchesFlower Color: Multicolored, Foliage Color: Green shadesHardiness Zone: 3 - 9Full sun Blooms Early summer “Like the bright colorful lights of Las Vegas inch, this...

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  • Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose'

    Alcea r. 'Radiant Rose' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea r. 'Radiant Rose' (30)ct Flat Spotlight Series Hollyhock a truly perennial Hollyhock series Single pink flowers Blooms in midsummer Series developed by Jelitto over a period of 18 years Height: 5-6 feet Zones 3-9 Thirty (30) plants per flat (or...

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  • Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' Alcea rosea 'Blacknight'

    Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' Common Name: hollyhocks. Series Name: Spotlight Series Zones 3 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 24 inches wide. Growth rate: Rapid. Deep black-purple, single flowers are produced on tall, sturdy stalks in...

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  • Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time'

    Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' Common Name: hollyhocks. Zones (6)7 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 3 feet tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Growth rate: Rapid. Vibrant seed selection produces relatively short spikes of double, cerise pink, fringed blossoms...

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  • Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic'

    Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' (30)ct Flat

    Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' Common Name: hollyhocks, Spotlight Series. Zones 3 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 5 to 6 feet tall and 24 inches wide. Growth rate: Rapid. Bright red, single flowers are produced on tall, sturdy stalks in midsummer. Other than...

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