Queeny Purple, Hollyhock Seeds
Botanical NameAlcea rosea
Additional CharacteristicsAAS Winner
Seeds Per Gram100
Seeds Per Ounce2813
Learning Download: How to Grow Hollyhock
Hollyhocks are an impressively beautiful flower with stalks that can reach up to nine feet tall. The added vertical element will create a unique appeal to your garden.
Before Planting: Direct sow hollyhock seeds outdoors a week before the last frost date. However, if you are planting from seedlings, wait until two or three weeks after the last frost to transplant them outdoors.
Planting: Plant seeds only 1/4 inch deep and space them at least two feet apart.
Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil moist.
Fertilizer: Hollyhocks do not require a lot of added nutrition, but some extra fertilizer or compost may aid in growth a bit.
Days to Maturity: Hollyhocks will bloom all summer long, however have a short blooming period.
Harvesting: When cutting hollyhock stems to add to a bouquet, the flowers will stay fresh longer if you cauterize the bottom of the stem.
Tips: Rust is a common problem attacking hollyhocks. To prevent this issue, be sure to water from below, treat with fungicide and make sure the plant has good air circulation.
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