Hollyhock Indian Spring

Hollyhock Indian Spring - Seeds & Bulbs

Indian Spring

(Alcea rosa)

An English garden of 1850 would have several varieties of Hollyhock. This colorful variety will transform your garden into a garden of the past. Plants require full sun and lots of heat. Even though it is drought tolerant, it prefers ample moisture and deep, rich soil for best performance. Flowers are edible. Hollyhocks are often treated as biennials, but they are actually short-lived perennials.

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 5' to 8'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Start outdoors in early summer. Those started too early are susceptible to disease.
When to Sow Inside: Start 6-8 weeks before last frost for blooms the first year.
Seed Spacing: 4"
Days to Emerge: 10
Thinning: Thin to 2' to 3' apart when plants are 3" tall.

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