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Hollyhock

Ideal for pots and containers

A new, compact hollyhock with palmate, deep green leaves, and well-branched flower stems up to 120cm (4ft) in height. Masses of large, double satin-petalled red-pink blooms are produced on the sturdy, upright stems from mid to late summer. Excellent for coastal gardens. Although not long-lived as perennials, these hollyhocks should seed themselves freely. Lovely with purple leaved plants.

Where?

Plant in full sun and do not overcrowd with other plants. Perfect for a mixed border or in a narrow border along a wall or fence.

How?

Any well-drained soil; hollyhocks hate wet conditions. Can be cut back immediately after flowering of left to seed for future years. No support required.

A new variety of this cottage garden favourite, perfect for small gardens

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 110 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 20 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 120 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September