Hollyhock: Chater's Double

Hollyhock: Chater's Double - Seeds & Bulbs

Hollyhock
Chater's Double
(Alcea rosa)

An English garden of 1850 would have had several varieties of Hollyhock. The colors included in this packet include yellow, purple, pink, red, white and apricot. Hollyhocks need full sun and lots of heat. They are somewhat drought tolerant, but will do better with ample water and a deep rich soil. Flowers are edible. Often treated as a biennial, but actually a short lived perennial.

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 5' to 6'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Start outdoors in early summer. Plants started early or started indoors may not come back next year, and will be susceptible to disease.
When to Sow Inside: To treat this flower as an annual (ie, blooms first year) start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: Light is required to germinate, press seeds lightly onto soil.
Seed Spacing: 4"
Days to Emerge: 10
Thinning: When 3" tall thin to 2' to 3' apart

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