Hollyhocks Collection

Hollyhocks Collection

A star studded collection.

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These amazing dwarf Hollyhocks with full sized blooms. The frilly, double to semi double flowers are big, with each bloom growing 7-10cm across, and there are up to 75 on a stem! You can enjoy up to an impressive three months of blooms.

The Hollyhock ‘Spring Celebrities’ Collection are remarkable, the compact, multi stemmed plants are quick to grow and establish and do not need staking. They add great vertical interest. The beautiful flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees, and the lower half is covered in handsome, rounded foliage.

Grow Hollyhock ‘Spring Celebrities’ in garden beds, borders or containers. The blooms begin opening from the base and gradually make their way to the top providing a succession of colour.

Hollyhock ‘Spring Celebrities’ grow well in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. They are best in a full sun position and should be sheltered from strong winds. They grow vigorously and should be fertilised in spring and summer, so they can flower at their best. You will also want to keep moist when they are actively growing.

Hollyhocks are long blooming, short lived perennial plants that will set seed for future generations (non invasive), ‘Spring Celebrities’ will even flower in the first year from seed. You can collect the seed, or allow it to fall for future generations.

The botanical name, Alcea originated from the plant species’ use in medicine. It comes from Altheo which means to heal or to cure. The flowers are edible and the coloured petals are great for jazzing up salads. Actually the whole plant is edible, it’s not overly tasty though. Originating in China, it came to Europe in the 16th Century where herbalist, William Turner gave it the name ‘holyoke’.

One plant per 15cm pot or for a massed garden effect, 16 plants per square metre.

Collection, one of each variety, separately labelled. Includes Spring Celebrities Crimson, Spring Celebrities Purple, Spring Celebrities Pink, Spring Celebrities Lemon and Spring Celebrities White.

Dwarf Hollyhock Collection Valued at $72.50, SAVE $3.50.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

ALACL

Botantical name

Alcea rosea

Height

50-80cm

Width

30-40cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

1