ZEBRA HOLLYHOCK SEEDS
BIBOR FELHO Zebra Hollyhock
Organically grown. Bibor Felho zebra hollyock is a particularly tough, free-flowering, 3-4′ tall plant. Purple, hibiscus-like blooms are veined in deep plum, bloom all summer. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Bibor Felho is a knockout in the garden, a perfect addition to your mixed borders. Name translates as 'Purple Haze.' A first-year flowering biennial or short-lived perennial. Usually self sows, is winter hardy to zone 3.
ZEBRINA Zebra Hollyhock
Zebrina's saucer-shaped flowers are white or light pink, striped purple. They are arranged on long, 2-3′ spikes. The blooms are produced with great-freedom throughout the summer months. An easy-to-grow, 3-4′ tall biennial or short-lived perennial. Zebrina zebra hollyhock will usually self-sow and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BRAVEHEART Zebra Hollyhock
Lavender flowers with purple veins, bunch along lengthy, upright wands. Braveheart blooms and blooms, then blooms some more. Flowers late spring, summer, and fall. Plants are bushy and upright growing, to 3-4′ tall.
Braveheart zebra hollyhock will bloom the first year when started early; Braveheart zebra hollyhock will bloom the first year when not started early. Plants are biennial from summer sowing. Braveheart zebra hollyhock will self-sow, is winter hardy to zone 3. British photographer and gardener Valerie Finnis selected Braveheart from a chance seedling found in Sir David Scott's garden.
MYSTIC MERLINZebra Hollyhock
A magical blend of large, silky, hibiscus-like blooms of deep purple, mauve, and true blue. Flowers are produced freely from July until frost. Mystic Merlin zebra hollyhock is perfectly suited to the back of the border, where it will grow 4-5′ tall, and 2′ wide. Blooms are excellent for cutting. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Zebra Hollyhock Seeds
Sow zebra hollyhock seed 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 seed into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12-24″ apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Growing zebra hollyhock: Full or part sun. Zebra hollyhocks tolerate a wide range of soils as long as drainage is good. Once established, plants are drought tolerant; bloom will be heavier with moderate to average water. Feed with all-purpose fertilizer before growth begins in spring. Flowers are excellent for cutting, attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Remove old blooms, or cut plants back to encourage repeat flowering.
Zebra hollyhocks are rugged; we have seen them sprout in the cracks of our sunny concrete patio, survive the season, throw out a few blooms, manage to live only on the soil left behind by our push broom, and occasional run-off from lawn sprinklers. In more ideal locations, with only modest attention, zebra hollyhocks will reward you with a long season of colorful bloom.