Alcea rosea, A. ficifolia, A. rugosa, A. pallida
Hollyhocks are sturdy, stately, old fashioned plants that flower over a long summer season. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Will usually reseed and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
DOUBLE FLOWERED Hollyhocks Alcea rosea
Large, double, flattened, peony shaped flowers. Plants are biennials or short-lived perennials. Average garden height is 5-6 feet. With plenty of water and nutrients, growing 10-12 foot tall giants is possible. 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 in an extremely wide range of colors.
THE BRIDESMAID Hollyhock
A formula mix of Appleblossom (pink) and Icicle (white) double hollyhocks.
Pure white, large, double flowers. Plants grow to 6 feet tall.
GOLDEN YELLOW Hollyhock
Large, fully double yellow flowers.
Grows nicely with: Milkmaid Butterfly Weed.
SCARLET O'HARA Hollyhock
Five to six inch, fully double, scarlet blooms on 6 foot tall plants. Grows nicely with: Pacific Giant Series Delphinium.
Fully double, maroon blooms up to 6 inches across, on easy to grow 6 foot tall plants.
Reddish-Blue double flowers up to 5-6 inches across on 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 double flowers.
Large, ruffled, pastel pink blooms, shading softer at the edges. Blooms over a long summer season. Grows to 5-6 feet tall.
DWARF DOUBLE Hollyhocks Alcea rosea
SPRING CELEBRITIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
The dwarf 2.5-3 foot tall plants, show terrific branching from the base, and are bushy, compact, and heavy blooming. They will flower the first season (when planted in winter or early spring), producing 2.5-3 inch semi-double to fully double flowers about 4 months after sowing. Seeds planted in the summer months, flower the following season. Can be grown in containers as small as 8 inches, or grow at the front of mixed borders. Winter hardy to zone 5.
SPRING CELEBRITIES MIX Hollyhock
A formulated mix of seven non-fade colors, in shades of carmine-rose, crimson, lemon, lilac, pink, purple, and white.
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.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CRIMSON Hollyhock
Bold, bright, 2.5-3 inch, ruffled flowers will not fade. Flowers appear outside of the foliage, and plants show tremendous resistance to rust and mildew. A genuine star of the Spring Celebrities series, and a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.
SPRING CELEBRITIES ROSE Hollyhock
Large, ruffled, rose colored double flowers.
SPRING CELEBRITIES APRICOT Hollyhock
Rich apricot flowers are large, frilled, and double.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CARMINE-ROSE Hollyhock
Large frilled, double crimson rose blooms.
SPRING CELEBRITIES WHITE Hollyhock
Large white flowers are frilled and double.
SPRING CELEBRITIES PURPLE Hollyhock
Purple pink flowers. are large, frilled, and double.
SPRING CELEBRITIES LILAC Hollyhock
Large, frilly double flowers in an especially appealing shade of lilac pink.
FIESTA TIME Hollyhock
Sturdy, dwarf, 3 foot tall plants produce stunning, double, fringed, rose-pink blooms during their first summer from seed. A beautiful choice for 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. Biennial, if started early will bloom the first year. A great garden performer.
QUEENY SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Three to four inch double flowers on 2-3 foot tall plants. In as little as 3-4 months from seed, plants can be brought into bloom.
QUEENY DWARF MIX Hollyhock
Flowers in shades of lilac rose, red, white, rose, yellow, purple, and salmon.
QUEENY DWARF PURPLE Hollyhock
Double reddish-purple flowers. An All-America Selections Winner.
INDIVIDUAL DOUBLE Hollyhocks Alcea rosea
An heirloom with semi-double, violet-purple, veined flowers with darker centers. Grows 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. Grows 5-6 feet tall.
FRUITY MIX Hollyhock
Feathery, fully double flowers in shades of peach and apple-blossom on sturdy, 5 foot tall plants. Flowers its first summer.
SUMMER CARNIVAL Hollyhock
A wonderful mix of fully double peony shaped flowers in crimson, pink, red, yellow, white and rose. Sturdy plants grow to 5 feet tall and bloom over a very long season. Flowers the first year from seed.
SINGLE FLOWERED HollyhocksAlcea 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. The wait has been long, however the results have recently been released and are extraordinary; the first true perennial single hollyhock series. Plants grow to 6 feet tall and flower from late spring through early fall. Flowers the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 3. Combines beautifully with Yellow Coneflower, and Ivory Towers Joe-pye Weed.
Single flowers of the darkest, purple-black.
Blacknight grows nicely with: Soulmate butterfly weed.
Large, pure white flowers with yellow eyes.
MARS MAGIC Hollyhock
Large, brilliant red, single blooms.
RADIANT ROSE Hollyhock
Dazzling, rose colored, single blooms.
HALO SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Tall, bushy, 6 foot plants produce beautiful, large, 4-5 inch flowers with brightly colored "halo" centers from July to September. Flowers the first year. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
HALO CANDY Hollyhock
Petal bases of intense wine red lighten into whimsical, cotton candy shades. Never a wallflower, 'Halo Candy' demands the attention of all who pass.
HALO CREAM Hollyhock
Deep raspberries slumber upon beds of straw yellow. Sweet creams.
HALO LAVENDER Hollyhock
Large, deep lavender-colored flowers with dark red centers.
HALO RED Hollyhock
Ruby red flowers with bright yellow centers.
HALO BLUSH Hollyhock
Large, vivid crimson flowers shading to white at the edges, with yellow "halo" centers.
HALO CERISE Hollyhock
Vibrant cherry pink petals with rosy purple centers.
HALO APRICOT Hollyhock
Light apricot flowers blushed with deeper pink accents. Wine red centers.
HALO MIX Hollyhock
A radiant blend of all Halo colors.
HALO WHITE Hollyhock
Large, 5 inch, white blooms with lemon-yellow centers.
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. Grows 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, large 3-5 inch flowers May to October. Contains rich variety of deep flower colors; yellow, copper, pink, red, and white. Flowers 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.