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Hollyhock 'Fordhook Giants Mix'

Alcea rosea

  • 7 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 9 stashed

Fordhook Giants Mix is part of the Alcea genus and is a Hollyhock variety. Its scientific name is Alcea rosea 'Fordhook Giants Mix'. A type of Flower, it mainly grows as a Biennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a period of 2 years. Fordhook Giants Mix is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet).

Fordhook Giants Mix Hollyhock is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Fordhook Giants Mix

  • 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

Fordhook Giants Mix likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Fordhook Giants Mix is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Fordhook Giants Mix are Zone 4 and Zone 9.

Growing Fordhook Giants Mix from seed

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).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Fordhook Giants Mix about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fordhook Giants Mix

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Fordhook Giants Mix is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting Fordhook Giants Mix