200 HOLLYHOCK MIX Alcea Rosea Flower Seeds

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Hollyhocks are old fashioned favorites that have been around a very long time. They are native to central Eurasia and may have been brought to western Europe during the time of the crusades. Hollyhocks were brought to America by early colonists because of their medicinal uses, and they were easy to grow. Our Single Mix is suitable for the back of the flower border or along fences. Tough and sturdy – tolerates poor soils.


Scientific Name: Alcea Rosea
Color: Mixed - Red, Pink, Yellow and White
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Hardiness Zone: N/A
Plant Height: 50-80 Inches
Plant Spacing: 18 -24"
Cycle: Annual but reseeds itself, acts like perennial
Bloom Season - Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: For early spring growth, direct sow in August or September; hollyhock seeds can also be spring planted after the last spring frost. This plant grows best in full sun and rich soil, in a protected location. Plant the hollyhock seeds no more than 1/4" deep and do not allow the soil to dry out until the seeds germinate, which should occur in 14-21 days. Thin to 20-24" apart in rows 3' apart. Thinned seedlings can be transplanted. To start seed indoors, plant the seeds just below the surface of the soil; keep the soil moist and at a temperature of 70 degrees F until germination. After the last hard frost or when the plants grow big enough to handle safely, transplant them.

Growing: When the hollyhocks bloom, make sure the soil does not dry out; these plants do not tolerate dry soil. Water carefully to avoid getting the foliage wet, since this often leads to rust and other diseases. If leaves become infected by rust, remove them immediately. Watch young plants especially for slugs and snails. While some first year plants may bloom, full blooming will occur in the second year of growth. Pinching off the tips of the stalks for several weeks will cause fuller, shorter growth. Hollyhock self sows readily, making it practically perennial unless the spent blossoms are removed to prevent seed development. After the first frost of autumn, cut the stalks of the hollyhocks down to ground level and cover with a layer of mulch for protection; remove the mulch in the spring. Hollyhock also grows well as a container plant and attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees..

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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