Alcea rosea, A. ficifolia, A. rugosa, A. pallida
Hollyhocks are sturdy, stately, old fashioned plants. They bloom over a long summer season. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants will usually reseed and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
DOUBLE FLOWERED Hollyhock Seeds Alcea rosea
Large, double, flattened, peony shaped flowers. Plants are biennials or short-lived perennials. Average garden height is 5-6 feet. Grown in rich soil with plenty of water, plants can reach a whopping 10-12 feet tall. We are pleased to offer the following excellent, often seldom seen varieties.
CHATER'S DOUBLE Hollyhock Seeds
William Chater (1802-1885) through his Saffron Walden Nursery in England revolutionized the growing of hollyhocks, with the release of his 1847 seed catalog. Offered for the first time, were reliably double hollyhock flowers of uncommon size and substance, in colors not previously seen.
CHATER'S DOUBLE MIX Hollyhock
Double, 5-6 inch flowers. This mix includes an extremely wide range of colors.
THE BRIDESMAID Hollyhock
A formula mix of Appleblossom (pink) and Icicle (white) double hollyhocks. Plants grow 5-6 feet tall.
Pure white, large, double flowers, on 6-foot tall plants.
GOLDEN YELLOW Hollyhock
Large, fully double yellow flowers. Plants grow to 6 feet or more tall, and combine beautifully with Milkmaid butterfly weed.
SCARLET O'HARA Hollyhock
Fully double, 5-6 inch, scarlet flowers on 6 foot tall plants. Combines beautifully with Pacific Giant Series delphinium.
Fully double, maroon blooms up to 6 inches across. Easy to grow 6 foot tall plants.
Reddish-Blue double flowers up to 5-6 inches across. Vigorous, 6 foot tall plants. Combines beautifully with Amber Wheels gaillardia.
SALMON QUEEN Hollyhock
Enormous salmon flowers with apricot-pink highlights. Salmon Queen hollyhock grows nicely with Pantaloons foxglove.
BRIDE'S BOUQUET Hollyhock
Large, glowing, double salmon-pink flowers mixed with pure white, fully double flowers.
Large, ruffled, pastel pink blooms, shading softer at the edges. Bloom is over a long summer season. Plants grow 5-6 feet or more tall.
DWARF DOUBLE Hollyhock Seeds Alcea rosea
SPRING CELEBRITIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Dwarf, bushy, heavy branching, 2.5-3 foot tall plants, produce a remarkable amount of 2.5-3 inch, semi-double, to fully double flowers. Blooms the first season when started early, in about 4 months from sowing. Seeds planted in the summer months, flower the following season. Spring Celebrities hollyhocks can be grown in containers (8-inches or more across), or use them at the front of mixed borders. Winter hardy to zone 5.
SPRING CELEBRITIES MIX Hollyhock
A formulated mix of seven non-fade colors. Includes flowers in shades of carmine-rose, crimson, lemon, lilac, pink, purple, and white. Plants grow 30-36 inches tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CRIMSON Hollyhock
Bold, bright, 2.5-3 inch, ruffled flowers that will not fade, on branching, 2.5-3 foot tall plants. Blooms appear outside of the foliage. Spring Celebrities Crimson shows a tremendous resistance to rust and mildew. It is unquestionably one of the stars of the Spring Celebrities hollyhock series, and rightfully a winner of the Fleuroselect Gold Medal (Europe's top prize).
SPRING CELEBRITIES ROSE Hollyhock
Large, ruffled, rose colored, double flowers. Plants grow 30-36 inches tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES APRICOT Hollyhock
Large, frilled flowers in tropical apricot shades. Growth is bushy and branching, to 30-36 inches tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CARMINE-ROSE Hollyhock
Large frilled, double, crimson rose blooms. The vigorous, bushy, branching plants grow 2.5-3 feet tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES WHITE Hollyhock
Large, frilled, white, semi-double, and fully double flowers. Branching plants grow 30-36 inches tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES PURPLE Hollyhock
Large, frilled, purple pink, semi-double and fully double flowers on bushy, 2.5-3 foot tall plants.
SPRING CELEBRITIES LILAC Hollyhock
Large, frilly, double flowers in an especially appealing shade of lilac pink. Bushy growth to 2.5-3 feet tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES LEMON Hollyhock
Beautiful, large, double, lemon-yellow blooms up to 3 inches across. We consider Spring Celebrities Lemon one of the real "stars" of the series, as the flowers are not hidden by foliage, and plants show great resistance to rust and mildew. Vigourous, branching, bushy growth to 3 feet tall.
FIESTA TIME Hollyhock
Stunning, double, fringed, rose-pink blooms the first summer from seed. Sturdy, dwarf, 3 foot tall plants make a beautiful addition to containers, mass plantings, or mixed borders.
MAJORETTE MIX Hollyhock
Large, semi-double and fully double, frilly blooms on dwarf, 2 foot tall plants. Excellent at the front of borders or in containers. Although a biennial, Majorette Mix hollyhock will bloom the first year when started early. A great garden performer.
QUEENY SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Three to four inch double flowers on 2-3 foot tall plants. Queeny series hollyhocks can bloom in as little as 3-4 months from seed.
QUEENY DWARF MIX Hollyhock
A formula mix including large, double flowers in shades of lilac rose, red, white, rose, yellow, purple, and salmon. Fast blooming, 2-3 foot tall plants.
QUEENY DWARF PURPLE Hollyhock
Large, double, reddish-purple flowers. Vigorous, bushy, branching, 2-3 foot tall plants. An All-America Selections Winner.
INDIVIDUAL DOUBLE Hollyhocks Alcea rosea
An semi-double heirloom hollyhock sporting unique, violet-purple, veined flowers with darker centers. Plants grow 5-6 feet tall.
CRÉME DE CASSIS Hollyhock
A mixture of 2-4 inch, single, semi-double, and double flowers in rich shades of black currant, edged in white. Plants grow 5-6 feet tall.
FRUITY MIX Hollyhock
Feathery, fully double flowers in shades of peach and apple-blossom. The sturdy, 5 foot tall plants flower the first summer.
SUMMER CARNIVAL Hollyhock
A wonderful mix of fully double, peony shaped flowers in crimson, pink, red, yellow, white and rose. Will flower the first year from seed, with the bloom occuring over a very long season. Sturdy plants grow to 5 feet tall.
SINGLE FLOWERED Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea, A. ficifolia, A. rugosa, A. pallida
SPOTLIGHT SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea hybrids
Seed stock collected from around the world has been reselected and hybridized in Germany for 18 years. Although our wait has been long, the results have been extraordinary; the introduction of the first true perennial, single hollyhock series. Bloom is from late spring through early fall. Will flower the first year when started early. Plants grow to 6 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3. Spotlight Series hollyhocks combine beautifully with Yellow Coneflower, and Ivory Towers Joe-pye Weed.
Single flowers of the deepest, purple-black. First year blooming, 6-foot tall plants. Blacknight hollyhock combines nicely with Soulmate butterfly weed.
Large, single, pure white flowers with yellow eyes. The 6 foot tall plants bloom the first year.
MARS MAGIC Hollyhock
Large, brilliant red, single flowers. First year blooming, 6-foot tall plants.
RADIANT ROSE Hollyhock
Dazzling, rose colored, single blooms the first year from seed. Plants grow to 6-feet tall. The newest perfermor in the Spotlight Series.
HALO SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Large, 4-5 inch flowers with brightly colored "halo" centers. The tall, bushy, 6-foot tall plants bloom from July to September. Flowers the first year from seed. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
HALO CANDY Hollyhock
Intense wine red petals lighten into whimsical, cotton candy shades. Never a wallflower, 'Halo Candy' will demand the attention of all who pass. Bushy, upright growth to 6-feet tall.
HALO CREAM Hollyhock
Flowers in shades of straw yellow and cream, with eye-popping, deep raspberry colored centers. Growth is bushy and upright to 6 feet tall.
HALO LAVENDER Hollyhock
Large, single flowers in a unique mystic lavender shade. The center of the blooms are marked dark red. Grows to 6-feet tall.
HALO RED Hollyhock
Ruby red, single flowers, bright yellow centers. Upright, bushy growth to 6-feet tall.
HALO BLUSH Hollyhock
Large, vivid, crimson flowers shade to white at the petal edge. Yellow "halo" centers make the flowers pop. Halo Blush hollyhock grows to 6-feet tall.
HALO CERISE Hollyhock
Vibrant, cherry pink petals shade to rosy purple at the base. Vigorous, upright, bushy growth to 6-feet tall.
HALO APRICOT Hollyhock
Light apricot, single flowers first blush deep pink, finish in wine red. Plants grow to 6-feet tall.
HALO MIX Hollyhock
A radiant blend of all the Halo colors. The vigorous 6-foot tall plants bloom the first year from seed.
HALO WHITE Hollyhock
Large, 5 inch, single white blooms with lemon-yellow centers. Plants are bushy, grow to 6-feet tall.
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE HollyhocksAlcea spp.
INDIAN SPRING MIX HollyhockAlcea rosea
Large, single and semi-double flowers in shades of deep rose, pink, salmon-pink and white on 6-7 foot plants. Once known as "Outhouse Hollyhocks" because they were tall enough to screen what wasn't wished to be seen. Flowers the first year from midsummer through September.
TURKISH WILD Hollyhock Alcea pallida
Turkish Wild is a rare hollyhock species from Turkey which carries a profusion of elegant, soft orchid, saucer-shaped flowers from May to September. Plants grow to 6 feet tall. Biennial. Winter hardy to zone 3. Combines beautifully with Apricot Beauty foxglove.
ANTWERP FIG LEAF HollyhockAlcea ficifolia hybrids
True perennial hollyhock grows 6-7 feet tall, with large, 3-5 inch flowers May to October. Contains a rich variety of deep flower colors, including shades of yellow, copper, pink, red, and white. Blooms the first year. Much less susceptible to rust than most hollyhocks, exceptionally cold hardy. Winter hardy to zone 2. Antwerp Fig Leaf hollyhocks grow beautifully with Giant Yellow Herold foxglove.
RUSSIAN YELLOW HollyhockAlcea rugosa
This sensational, true perennial species produces very large, yellow single flowers from May to September. Grows 6-7 feet tall and is extremely resistant to rust. A healthy, vigorous, heavy flowering hollyhock which deserves a prominent position in the garden. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Hollyhock Seeds
Sow hollyhock seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70-75° F., germination is in 14-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 2-3 feet apart. Thin to strongest plant. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Growing hollyhocks: Full sun; part sun in hottest climates. Hollyhock plants perform best in fertile soil with regular moisture. Irrigate from below and provide good air circulation. True perennial hollyhocks noted in description; most are biennials, or short-lived perennials. Many hollyhocks flower the first season when started early. After flowering, cut back plants hard, to within a few inches of the ground. Continue to water and fertilize; plants repeat bloom in late summer and fall. Single flower hollyhocks attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Hollyhock plants will often self sow.