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Hollyhock 'Double Apricot'        

Alcea rosea

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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
tall stem.
Double Apricot has large pompons double flowering apricot blooms.
The leaves and stems are suceptable to rust.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Double Apricot is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

Double Apricot Hollyhock is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Double Apricot have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Double Apricot

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Double Apricot is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Double Apricot are Zone 4 and Zone 9.

Growing Double Apricot from seed

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

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.1 inches (0.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Double Apricot about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Double Apricot

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.

Harvesting Double Apricot