ZEBRA HOLLYHOCK SEEDS
BRAVEHEART Zebra Hollyhock
Lavender blooms with purple veins, bunch along lengthy, upright wands. Braveheart blooms and blooms, and then blooms some more. Flowers late spring, summer, and fall. Plants are upright growing and bushy, reach 3-4 feet tall.
Will bloom the first year when started early. Braveheart Zebra Hollyhock will bloom the first year when not started early. Biennial, from a summer sowing, grown as an annual from spring sowing. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3. British photographer and gardener Valerie Finnis selected Braveheart from a chance seedling found in Sir David Scott's garden.
BIBOR FELHO Zebra Hollyhock
Organically grown. Bibor Felho zebra hollyock is a tough, free-flowering plant that produces purple hibiscus-like flowers veined in deep plum. Blooms all summer and flowers are excellent for cutting. Growth to 3-4 feet tall; a striking plant for borders or backgrounds. Bibor Felho translates as "Purple Haze." A first year flowering biennial, or short-lived perennial that will usually self-sow. Winter hardy to zone 3.
ZEBRINA Zebra Hollyhock
The saucer shaped flowers of Zebrina zebra hollyhock are white or light pink, striped purple. They are arranged on long, 2-3 foot spikes. The blooms are produced with great freedom all summer long. An easy to grow, 3-4 foot tall biennial or short-lived perennial; Zebrina zebra hollyhock will usually self-sow and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
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. An ideal plant for the back of the border, where it will grow 4-5 feet tall, and 2 feet wide. Blooms are excellent for cutting. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Zebra Hollyhock Seeds
Sow zebra hollyhock seed 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 zebra hollyhock seed into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12-24 inches 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, and 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, and live only on the soil left behind by our push broom, and the occasional run-off from the lawn sprinklers. Zebra hollyhocks grow to please and in more ideal locations, with modest attention, will reward you with a long season of colorful bloom.