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SneIrish's Alcea rosea - Hollyhock - "Creme de Cassis" x 1 Sprouting

Plant: Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) | Variety: Creme de cassis

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I originally ordered and received packet of 15 seeds from Park Seed Co. for these Creme de Cassis. They are a very pretty, mostly double, and long blooming. They are noted by Park to be perennial, and they did bloom the first year of planting. They continued flowering prolifically through the first light frosts. No problems looking ragged or with any kind of pest or mildew. They were difficult to keep upright however, because of their height (over 6 feet) and top-heaviness. Still, definitely worth it! Will try keeping these around for sure.

Hollyhock Creme de Cassis (Park Seed Co.)
Botanical Name: Alcea rosea Creme de Cassis
Growing Zones: Zones 3 – 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry; Moist, well-drained
Soil Types/Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Product Category: Seeds, Perennials
Bloom Color: Multi-Color
Bloom Size: 2 in – 4 in
Bloom Season: Early Summer to Mid Summer
Plant Habit: Upright
Additional Features: Double Blooms
Plant Width: 24 in
Plant Height: 5 ft – 6 ft



Planting Data

Hollyhock (692)
Creme de cassis (18)


SneIrish's Alcea rosea - Hollyhock - "Creme de Cassis" Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - cover at a depth of at least 0.1 inches (0.25 cm) deep if you are going to sow this directly in the garden.

Hollyhock 'Creme de cassis' can grow to a height of approximately 4.94 feet (that's 1.52 metres in metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden is in partial sun light: plant in a location that enjoys full sun.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (6b) is within the ideal range for Hollyhock 'Creme de cassis'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 9.

More information about Alcea rosea - Hollyhock - "Creme de Cassis" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Alcea rosea - Hollyhock - "Creme de Cassis" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.


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