Alcea rosea 'Apple Blossom' / Hollyhock / Seeds

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Alcea rosea 'Apple Blossom' /  Hollyhock / Seeds

A wonderful double flowered variety of Hollyhock, traditional of English country gardens.  The plants have big pink double flowers from June to September, standing on tall sturdy stems up to 2m high.  They are very good border plants and cut flowers.

Hollyhocks prefer full sun and a well drained soil.


Pack of 20 seeds.  Sow in spring to autumn.  Early spring sowings will flower in the first year.  Easy to grow.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy short-lived perennial (RHS Hardiness H5)
Flowers June/July to September
Height 1.85 - 2m
Spread 30 - 45cm
Conditions  Plant out in full sun and in well-drained soil.

Sow in early spring for first year flowers and summer/autumn for next year flowers. 

Sow in cells or plugs of moist seed compost, cover with 5mm of compost or vermiculite and keep at 18 -20C. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks.  Spray with a garden fungicide to prevent damping off of seedlings.  Pot on when seedlings are well developed (be careful to prevent root damage), and protect summer/autumn sowings over the first winter in an unheated greenhouse. 


Water the plants during dry weather.  The leaves and flowers of Hollyhocks die back in winter, when the dead material can be cut back.  They regrow again in spring for another two to three years.