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Country Mix Hollyhocks

Striking color in the back border

Country Mix Hollyhocks

Striking color in the back border
Classic single-flowered hollyhocks love the sun and provide a backdrop for other perennials. This select strain, grown from seed, offers a striking mix of colors: mahogany, rose, pink, apricot, yellow, or ivory. They blend well with many plants but the colors yours will produce will be a surprise and impossible to predict. Because these are grown from a seed mix (often the best way to ensure the best stamina and variety of colors) the blooms will likely vary from each other, but what colors and how many of them are up to Mother Nature. If you see a particular shade that you love, propagation is easily done by saving the seed from pods produced in late summer and sowing your own the following spring. This way, you can design your own, one-of-a-kind hollyhock selection. They generously and reliably reseed themselves if left to their own devices, and Hollyhocks are often found by the foundations of long-gone pioneer dwellings. The 4-6' stems are covered with 3-5" blooms from midsummer to early fall. Space 2-3' apart. Alcea ficifolia 'Single Mix'
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 4 - 6 feet
  • Flowering Date Midsummer to early fall.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As NO. 1 BR

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Alcea rosea
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 4 - 6 feet
    • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
    • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
    • Flowering Date: Midsummer to early fall.
    • Winter Care: Mulch to protect roots and from frost heave.
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • Flower Color: mixed
    • Flower Form: Bell shaped flowers 3 - 5" borne singly on tall stalks.
    • Foliage Type: 5-7 lobed, rounded, dull green
    • Soil Requirement: Prefers even soil moisture.
    • Additional Information: Hollyhocks may need to be staked in climates with windy weather. Some books list this variety as biennial.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
    Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
    1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
    7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
    Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
    Zones 7-10
    : 11/12/18

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