Hollyhocks are sturdy, stately, old fashioned plants that flower over a long summer season. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants are biennials or short-lived perennials and will usually reseed and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Large, double, flattened, peony shaped flowers. We are pleased to offer the following excellent, often seldom seen varieties.
CHATER'S DOUBLE SERIES 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. Here was offered for the first time, named varieties of reliably double hollyhock flowers of uncommon size and substance. They bloomed in colors not previously seen.
From the mid 1840s to the early 1870s Chater's efforts in breeding double flowered hollyhocks were so completely extraordinary, the level of his accomplishment so high, the quality of the double hollyhocks Chater created has yet to be equaled.
I count the Chater's series as my favorite hollyhocks. While average garden height is 5-6 feet, many is the summer I have seen their long, colorful flowering stems extend well beyond the height of our 6 foot fence. When you give them loads of water and nutrients, and stake them firmly, growing 10-12 foot tall giants is possible.
CHATER'S DOUBLE MIX Hollyhock Seeds
Double, 5-6 inch flowers in an extremely wide range of colors.
CHESTNUT-BROWN Hollyhock Seeds
ICICLE Hollyhock Seeds
Pure white, large, double flowers. Plants grow to 6 feet tall. Combines beautifully with Temptress Purple' Verbascum.
Fully double, maroon blooms up to 6 inches across, on easy to grow 6 foot tall plants.
SALMON QUEEN Hollyhock Seeds
Enormous salmon flowers with apricot-pink highlights. 'Salmon Queen' hollyhock grows nicely with: 'Pantaloons' Foxglove.
SCARLET O'HARA Hollyhock Seeds
Five to six inch, fully double, scarlet blooms on 6 foot tall plants. Grows nicely with: 'Pacific Giant Series' Delphinium.
GOLDEN YELLOW Hollyhock Seeds
Large, fully double yellow flowers.
Grows nicely with: 'Milkmaid' Butterfly Weed.
VIOLET Hollyhock Seeds
Reddish-Blue double flowers up to 5-6 inches across on vigorous, 6 foot tall plants.
Combines beautifully with 'Amber Wheels' Gaillardia.
BRIDE'S BOUQUET Hollyhock Seeds
Large, glowing, double salmon-pink flowers mixed with pure white, double flowers.
Apricot-buff flowers, pinkish-orange highlights. Color varies with temperature; apricot tones more prominent in cool weather, rosy tones more usual in hot weather. In most areas, blooms transition from apricot to rosy shades as flower ages. Absolutely one of our favorites. Grows to 6 feet tall. Grows nicely with 'Snow Thimble' Foxglove.
SPRING CELEBRITIES Hollyhock Seeds
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.
A formulated mix of seven non-fade colors, in shades of carmine-rose, crimson, lemon, lilac, pink, purple, and white.
Bold, bright, 2.5-3 inch, ruffled flowers will not fade. 'Spring Celebrities Crimson,' along with 'Spring Celebrities Lemon' are the genuine 'stars' of the 'Spring Celebrities' series. Flowers appear outside of the foliage, and plants show tremendous resistance to rust and mildew.
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.
Large, frilly double flowers in an especially appealing shade of lilac pink.
Rich apricot flowers are large, frilled, and double.
Large frilled, double crimson rose blooms.
Large white flowers are frilled and double.
Purple pink flowers. are large, frilled, and double.
QUEENY SERIES Hollyhock Seeds
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 Seeds
Flowers in shades of lilac rose, red, white, rose, yellow, purple, and salmon.
QUEENY DWARF PURPLE Hollyhock Seeds
Double reddish-purple flowers. An All-America Selections Winner.
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INDIVIDUAL DOUBLE HOLLYHOCK SEED VARIETIES
MAJORETTE MIX Hollyhock Seeds
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.
SUMMER CARNIVAL Hollyhock Seeds
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. Packet is 100 seeds.
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SINGLE FLOWERED HOLLYHOCK SEEDS
Alcea rosea, A. ficifolia, A. rugosa, A. pallida
SPOTLIGHT SERIES HYBRIDS Hollyhock Seeds
Alcea 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, 'Ivory Towers' Joe-Pye Weed.
SUNSHINE Hollyhock Seeds
BLACKNIGHT Hollyhock Seeds
Single flowers of the darkest, purple-black.
'Blacknight grows nicely with: 'Soulmate' Butterfly Weed.
HALO SERIES Hollyhock Seeds
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 WHITE Hollyhock Seeds
Tall, bushy, 6 foot plants produce beautiful, large, 5 inch, white blooms with lemon-yellow centers from early summer, and continues well into the fall. First year flowering. Combines beautifully with 'Southern Charm' Verbascum.
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE HOLLYHOCK SEED VARIETIES
ANTWERP FIG LEAF Hollyhock Seeds
Alcea 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.
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INDIAN SPRING MIX Hollyhock Seeds
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.
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RUSSIAN YELLOW Hollyhock Seeds
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.
TURKISH WILD Hollyhock Seeds
'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.
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 hollyhock seeds 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.
Comments: 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 often self sow.