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Hollyhock Super Single Mix Seeds bin278C

Hollyhock Super Single Mix seeds. Guaranteed show stopper
 
This single flowered biennial will burst with 8 colors varying from deep dark red, pink, yellow and white blooms through most of the summer season!
 
Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. This strain features  fluffy flowers, in a wide range of pastel shades. Plants usually act as short-lived perennials, but will re-seed themselves for many years. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds.
 
Sowing and growing instructions
 
1. Fill a tray with compost and water it well to ensure that it is consistently moist. If you water after sowing, you can wash the seeds about and bunch them together – not what you want.
 
2. Sow the large seeds individually, spacing about an inch apart on the compost surface, in a grid. Don't push in the seed, as you then won't be able to see each one. If you are distracted, it's all too easy to forget where you've sown and where seeds still need to go. Left on the top, they are clearly visible. When the tray is full, cover lightly with compost.
 
3. Spaced widely, the seeds can germinate and grow on for a few weeks before you prick them out. This saves you time in the end, rather than simply chucking seed about willy-nilly.
 
4. Place the tray in a warm and cosy spot to germinate. You don't need light at this stage. I cover seed trays with an empty compost bag – opened out – to keep in warmth and moisture and speed germination. If you do this, after about a week, check trays every morning and night for germination. Once this starts, remove the light-excluding plastic.
 
5. Hollyhocks take 10-14 days to germinate and then another 3-4 weeks before they're ready for pricking out. If roots are showing at the base of the tray, they're ready to move on.
 
6. To prick out, handle only the seed leaves, not the stem (which bruises very easily). Get a pencil (or stiff plant label) right under each plant and try to tease out every individual seedling, roots and all.
 
7. Place each seedling into its own pot of peat-free compost, firm down and water.
 
8. The ideal spot for growing on has maximum all-round light – ideally, plants should have warm roots but cool tops.
 
9. Hollyhocks will be ready for planting out in the garden by June, but won't flower well until the following year.
 
 
 
Further details for
Alcea rosea Single Mix
 
 
Optimal Growing
Conditions Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun
Soil Type 
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level 
  Easy Flower Colour 
  Creamy Yellow 
  Deep Pink 
  Light Pink 
  Purple 
  Red 
  Salmon 
  White 
  Yellow
Blooming Time 
  Mid Summer 
  Late Summer
Foliage Color 
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics 
  Accent: Good Texture/Form 
  Attracts Butterflies 
  Attracts Hummingbirds 
  Border 
  Cut Flower 
  Deer Resistant 
  Drought Tolerant 
  Rabbit Resistant 
  Massed 
  Specimen
Flower Head Size 
  Very Large
Height 
   150-210 cm 
   59-82 inches
Spread 
   30-45 cm 
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None
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