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Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed'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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Height Up to 180cm (70.9in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardens

Full sun

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Description
Colour that's almost 2 metres high! And now Hollyhocks are even more colourful thanks to new Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed', with its glowing eyes to add contrast. These stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors and the edible flowers can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. Recognised by the European Fleuroselect panel of experts with a novelty award too. Height: 180cm (71"). 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.

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1 packet (25 hollyhock seeds) (52365)

Sowing

Sow Hollyhock seed from February to July on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-21C (59-70F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14- 21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Hollyhock plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Grow Hollyhocks in full sun in any 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.

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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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