Malva sylvestris

How to plant Zebra Hollyhock seeds

Zebra hollyhock Bibor Felho - Malva sylvestris - perennial flower garden seeds. PR01049

BIBOR FELHO Zebra Hollyhock

Organically grown. Bibor Felho zebra hollyock is a particularly tough, free-flowering, 3-4 ft. 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.

25 seeds - $2.49

Zebra hollyhock Zebrina - Malva sylvestris - perennial flower garden seeds. PR01053

ZEBRINA Zebra Hollyhock

Zebrina's saucer-shaped flowers are white or light pink, striped purple. They are arranged on long, 2-3 ft. spikes. The blooms are produced with great-freedom throughout the summer months. An easy-to-grow, 3-4 ft. tall biennial or short-lived perennial. Zebrina zebra hollyhock will usually self-sow and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.

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Zebra hollyhock Braveheart - Malva sylvestris - perennial flower garden seeds. New PR01048

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 ft. 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.

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'Zebra hollyhock Mystic Merlin - Malva sylvestris - perennial flower garden seeds. PR01051

MYSTIC MERLIN Zebra 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 ft. tall, and 2 ft. wide. Blooms are excellent for cutting. Winter hardy to zone 3.

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How to Plant Zebra Hollyhock Seeds

Plant zebra hollyhock: Sow zebra hollyhock seed in 2 in. 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 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow 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.