Hollyhock is a member of the Alcea family. Its botanical name is Alcea rosea. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Candy pink. It is a flower that typically grows as a biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Hollyhock is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet). Popular varieties of Hollyhock with home gardeners are Indian Spring, Summer Carnival, Chater's Double Mix, Country Romance Mix, and Creme de cassis.
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May be Winter Sown.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Hollyhock about 56 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Hollyhock so consider planting:
Hollyhock likes Oxeye daisy
These plants will not grow well with Hollyhock so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Hollyhock plants:
Stokroos, Malwa, Hollyhock red
Hollyhock care instructions
How long does Hollyhock take to grow?
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Popular varieties of Hollyhock
- Indian Spring
- Summer Carnival
- Chater's Double Mix
- Country Romance Mix
- Creme de cassis
- Fordhook Giants Mix
- Queeny Purple
- Black Watchman
- Double Apricot
- Old Fashion Single Bloom
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