|Russian hollyhock, Yellow fig-leaved hollyhock|
|Sorry - out of stock for now|
|Hollyhocks, although strictly speaking perennials, are usually grown as biennials, chiefly because they are susceptible to rust. However, this pale-yellow-flowered variety, with fig-leaf shaped foliage, is said to be a true perennial, being less prone to rust. These are very tall plants and some support is recommended. Cut back after first flowers are almost spent to encourage new, albeit shorter, flower spikes.
NOTE: These seeds were externally sourced and germination rates were extremely low, so I have removed them from the shop for the time being. I have managed to produce just three plants and hope to offer my own seed later this year. Please let me know if you would like me to reserve some for you!
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Can be direct sown in late summer or spring. Alternatively sow on the surface, barely covering with compost, under glass in mid-winter, either singly in modules or small pots, or in seed trays for transplanting when the first true leaves have developed.|