This is the old-fashioned perennial hollyhock that is so hard to find. Try it along a fence or plant with verbascum for a special look. A blend of rose, white, maroon, yellow and pink, large 3-5" single flowers are produced abundantly on stalks 5-7 ft. high from July to September. Grows best in full sun.
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.