Double Apricot is part of the Alcea genus and is a Hollyhock variety. Its scientific name is Alcea rosea 'Double Apricot'. Double Apricot is a (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Apricot and Coral pink and Pink-orange. When mature, blooms are roughly 6.0 cm (that's 2.34 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Double form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Android robot green and Yellow-green. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Forest green (web) and Napier green colour.
Holly hock has large soft round light green leaves arranged around a single
Double Apricot has large pompons double flowering apricot blooms.
The leaves and stems are suceptable to rust.
Double Apricot Hollyhock is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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After flowers are faded the plant can be cut above ground level and it will grow back. Flowers will open in fall.1
Although hollyhock will usually flower in the third and sometimes subsequent summers but the flowers are not as good and the plant is prone to rust
15-21C, can take 12 to 21 days. Do not exclude light as this is benificial to germination
Sow midsummer in pots or modules and pot on individually as soon as they are large enough to handle
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Double Apricot about 56 days before your last frost date.
Transplabt into 7cm pots when large enough to handel and grow on in cooler conditions. Plant out when established, choosing a sunny spot in the shelter of a wall. Hollyhock flowers in its second summer.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Double Apricot is a hardy plant.