PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Alcea rosea 'Summer Carnival'|
|Hollyhock, 'Summer Carnival'|
|Beautiful full, double blooms in a variety of colours make this a must-have for the cottage garden! 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. Will often flower in the first year if sown early.
NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow either singly in modules or small pots, or in seed trays for transplanting when the first true leaves have developed. Although strictly speaking a biennial, hollyhocks will often survive for a number of years. However, they are prone to rust so it is best to grow new stock by sowing either in late summer of early in the spring for flowering in in July or August. If you have space in the greenhouse in the early stages, this will help them to develop more quickly, but is not essential.|