Hollyhock Deep Purple Seeds

$3.25

Single deep purple Alcea rosea biennial. Old fashioned cottage garden favorite
6-8′ tall suits back border, meadow, cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds
Heat & drought tolerant Zone 3-9. Perennial Flower Seeds, Canada

25 seeds/pkt

Only 2 left in stock

Description

Alcea roseaalcea roseaHolly Hock Deep Purple

 

Type: Biennial
Bloom: mid Summer to Fall
Flower: Tall deep purple flower spikes
Height: 6-8′ tall
Light: Full sun, sheltered
Soil: Fertile, well drained
P.H.: 6.0-7.5
Moisture: Average, deep watering weekly
Use: Back border, beds, cottage garden, cut flower, mass plant, meadow, wild flower, woodland. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds
Tolerances: Heat, drought
Notes: Part sun in hottest climates. Cut back to a few inches from ground after flowering. Continue to water & fertilize. Repeat bloom late Summer & fall. Deadheading prevents self seeding. May need staking. Easy to grow
Zone: 3-9
Native to Asia

Alcea rosea Seed Propagation
Indoors: Surface sow 6-8 weeks before last frost to moist medium in 2″ pots. Press in, Lightly cover. Use humidity dome & maintain 60-70F. Keep moist until germination 14-28 days. Trans to 3″ pots& grow on in cooler temperatures for 2 weeks before planting out 18″ apart after risk of frost. Alternatively sow late summer in cool greenhouse & over-winter in well lit cool conditions. Plant out the following Spring. Tip: Soak Seeds over night in tepid water before dowing
Outdoors: Direct surface sow 3-4 seeds 2-3′ apart to prepared bed. Firm & keep moist until germination. Tin to strongest. Grow on until 4-6″ tall & transplant to the garden

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