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 ft. Grown in rich soil with plenty of water, plants can reach a whopping 10-12 ft. tall. We are pleased to offer the following excellent, often seldom seen varieties.
CHATER'S DOUBLE SERIESHollyhock 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″ flowers. Chater's Double Mix includes an extremely wide range of hollyhock colors.
THE BRIDESMAID Hollyhock
A formula mix of Appleblossom and Icicle double hollyhocks. Plants grow 5-6 ft. tall.
CHATER'S ICICLE Hollyhock
Large pure-white, double flowers on 6 ft. tall plants.
CHATER'S GOLDEN YELLOW Hollyhock
Large fully-double, yellow flowers. Plants grow to 6 ft. or more tall, combine beautifully with Milkmaid butterfly weed.
CHATER'S SCARLET O'HARA Hollyhock
Fully-double, 5-6″, scarlet flowers on 6 ft. tall plants. Scarlet O'Hara hollyhock combines beautifully with Pacific Giant Series delphinium.
CHATER'S MAROON Hollyhock
Fully-double, maroon blooms up to 6″ across. Easy to grow, 6 ft. tall plants.
CHATER'S SALMON QUEEN Hollyhock
Enormous, salmon-colored flowers with apricot-pink highlights. Salmon Queen hollyhock grows nicely with Pantaloons foxglove.
CHATER'S CHESTNUT-BROWN Hollyhock
BRIDE'S BOUQUET Hollyhock
Large glowing, double, salmon-pink flowers mixed with pure-white, fully-double flowers.
CHATER'S APPLEBLOSSOM Hollyhock
Large and ruffled, pastel-pink blossoms, shade softer at edges. Bloom is over a long summer season. Chater's Appleblossom hollyhock grows to 5-6 ft. tall.
CHATER'S VIOLET Hollyhock
Reddish-blue, double flowers up to 5-6″ across. Vigorous, 6 ft. tall plants. Chater's Violet hollyhock combines beautifully with Amber Wheels gaillardia.
DWARF DOUBLE Hollyhock Seeds Alcea rosea
SPRING CELEBRITIES SERIESHollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Dwarf, bushy, heavy-branching, 2.5-3 ft. tall plants, produce remarkable amounts of 2.5-3″, semi-double, to fully-double flowers. Spring Celebrities hollyhocks bloom the first season when seed is started early, within about 4 months from sowing. Seeds planted in summer months become flowering plants the following season. Spring Celebrities series hollyhocks can be grown in containers (8″ or more across), or use them at the front of your mixed borders. Winter hardy to zone 5.
SPRING CELEBRITIES MIX Hollyhock
A formula mix of seven non-fade colors. Spring Celebrities Mix includes flowers in shades of carmine rose, crimson, lemon, lilac, pink, purple, and white. Plants grow 30-36″ tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CRIMSON Hollyhock
Bold, bright, 2.5-3″, ruffled flowers that will not fade, on branching, 2.5-3 ft. tall plants. Blooms appear outside of the foliage. Spring Celebrities Crimson shows 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 and ruffled, rose-colored, double flowers. Plants grow 30-36″ tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES APRICOT Hollyhock
Large and frilled flowers in tropical apricot shades. Growth is bushy and branching, to 30-36″ tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES CARMINE-ROSE Hollyhock
Large and frilled, double, crimson-rose blooms. The vigorous, bushy, branching plants grow 2.5-3 ft. tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES PURPLE Hollyhock
Large and frilled, purple-pink, semi-double and fully-double flowers on bushy, 2.5-3 ft. tall plants.
SPRING CELEBRITIES LILAC Hollyhock
Large and frilly double flowers in an especially appealing shade of lilac pink. Bushy growth to 2.5-3 ft. tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES LEMON Hollyhock
Beautiful large double, lemon-yellow blooms up to 3″ across. We consider Spring Celebrities Lemon to be one of the brightest stars of the Spring Celebrities hollyhock series; flowers are not hidden by foliage and plants show great resistance to rust and mildew. Vigourous, branching, bushy growth to 3 ft. tall.
SPRING CELEBRITIES WHITE Hollyhock
Large and frilled, white semi-double and fully-double flowers. Branching plants grow 30-36″ tall.
FIESTA TIME Hollyhock
Double, fringed, rose-pink blooms the first summer from seed. Sturdy, dwarf, 3 ft. tall plants will be beautiful additions to your containers or mixed borders. Fiesta Time hollyhock is stunning when massed.
MAJORETTE MIX Hollyhock
Large semi-double and fully-double frilly blooms on dwarf 2 ft. tall plants. A great garden performer at the front of borders or in containers. Although a biennial, Majorette Mix hollyhock will bloom the first year when started early.
QUEENY SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Three to four inch double flowers on 2-3 ft. 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 ft. tall plants.
QUEENY DWARF PURPLE Hollyhock
Large double reddish-purple flowers. Vigorous, bushy, branching, 2-3 ft. 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 ft. tall.
CRÉME DE CASSIS Hollyhock
A mixture of 2-4″, single, semi-double, and double flowers in rich shades of black currant, edged in white. Plants grow 5-6 ft. tall.
FRUITY MIX Hollyhock
Feathery, fully double flowers in shades of peach and apple-blossom. The sturdy, 5 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. tall plants. Blacknight hollyhock combines nicely with Soulmate butterfly weed.
Large single, pure white flowers with yellow eyes. The 6 ft. tall plants bloom the first year.
MARS MAGIC Hollyhock
Large brilliant red, single flowers. First year blooming, 6 ft. tall plants.
RADIANT ROSE Hollyhock
Dazzling, rose colored, single blooms the first year from seed. Plants grow to 6 ft. tall. The newest perfermor in the Spotlight Series.
HALO SERIES Hollyhock SeedsAlcea rosea
Large 4-5″ flowers with brightly colored "halo" centers. The tall, bushy, 6 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. tall.
HALO RED Hollyhock
Ruby red, single flowers, bright yellow centers. Upright, bushy growth to 6 ft. 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 ft. tall.
HALO CERISE Hollyhock
Vibrant, cherry pink petals shade to rosy purple at the base. Vigorous, upright, bushy growth to 6 ft. tall.
HALO APRICOT Hollyhock
Light apricot, single flowers first blush deep pink, finish in wine red. Plants grow to 6 ft. tall.
HALO MIX Hollyhock
A radiant blend of all the Halo colors. The vigorous 6 ft. tall plants bloom the first year from seed.
HALO WHITE Hollyhock
Large 5″ single white blooms with lemon-yellow centers. Plants are bushy, grow to 6 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. tall, with large 3-5″ 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 ft. 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
Plant hollyhocks: Sow seeds in 2″ 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 ft. apart. Thin to strongest plant. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Grow 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″ 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.