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Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

Hardy Perennial

Hollyhocks are a cottage garden essential, bringing height and stature to the back of perennial borders. Hollyhock 'Crème de Cassis' is particularly mouth-watering with veined flowers in juicy blackcurrant that fade to paler berry shades around the edges. Each vertical stem bears a fascinating mix of double, semi double and single blooms. Hollyhocks make handsome cut flowers for summer bouquets. The nectar rich blooms are also a magnet for butterflies. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").,

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £14.99
Plant out Hollyhocks in sunny borders in fertile, well drained soil. Choose a position that is sheltered from strong winds. Space hollyhock plants at least 60cm (24") apart to improve air circulation and help prevent hollyhock rust.
Feed and water regularly until hollyhocks are fully established. Support their tall stems with bamboo canes as the flower spikes develop. In autumn, cut back the old foliage and faded hollyhock flower stems, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant.

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