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Hollyhock 'Chater's Doubles'Alcea roseaAlthaea rosea

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Towering spires of flowers

Spectacular cut flowers

Ideal for adding height to the back of borders

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Height Up to 180cm (71in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardens

full sun

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Description
Architectural spires of ruffled, double blooms tower over summer borders adding structure and a riot of colour. These heirloom, cottage garden perennials are well loved for their saucer shaped blooms which attract butterflies and make a dramatic cut flower for a vase indoors. The edible flowers of Alcea rosea 'Chater's Doubles' can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. 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.


15 hollyhock garden ready plants (KA8707)
6 bare root hollyhock plants (KB6608)
3 bare root hollyhock plants (KB3505)
30 hollyhock garden ready plants (KC7803)

How to Grow
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.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

More Info
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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