Hollyhock is the backbone of the old-fashioned cottage garden, with its stately spires of large, delicate, wide open, round flowers. Chaters Pink is extremely tough and drought tolerant and blooms second year after sowing in colorful spikes that can reach 7-8' tall, perfect for back borders or massed in beds near the house. Truly romantic ruffly, double flowers, 3½" across.
Sow outdoors in a cold frame or protected seedbed in early summer. Sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 12-21 days. Transplant seedlings about 12" apart when 3-4" high. These plants prefer a well-drained, moist soil enriched with plenty of organic matter. They do best in full sun, and may need staking in exposed locations.
Hollyhocks provide dramatic screening when planted along a fence or wall. They are also excellent plants for the back of the border. Hollyhocks always make a statement planted as a garden accent.