This classic variety has graced outbuildings on Iowa farmsteads for over a century. Years ago, refined ladies just looked for the hollyhocks and didn’t have to ask where the outhouse was. Single blooms of white, light pink, magenta, and burgundy. Blooms the second year in the North or first year in more moderate climates.
- Self-seeding biennial grows to 6-9 feet tall
- Single blossoms in shades of white, pink, and red
- Great for ornamental plantings in the garden
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 10-14 Days
- Thin: 18-36" Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
as wonderful as the back-story, even grown in containers!
I grew these (eventually) in a 20-gallon grow bag on a roof in Brooklyn - starting them inside... potting them up, but did allow them to overwinter in their eventual spot. I just loved them swaying (with some 'light' staking) in the breeze against the urban backdrop. JUST fyi: the keeper of the UK's national hollyhock collection explained on 'Gardeners' World' that he grows ALL of his hollyhocks in 20-gallon containers, so it can be done.