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Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Indian Spring

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Old Fashioned Hollyhocks

Indian Spring

(Alcea rosea)
These antique hollyhocks provide old fashioned beauty to any country-style garden. The tall stems bear mostly single bl...
(Alcea rosea)
These antique hollyhocks provide old fashioned beauty to any country-style garden. The tall stems bear mostly single blossoms in classic hollyhock colors of deep rose, pink, salmon-pink, and white. Grow as a screen at the back of the garden and watch the towering spires of pointed buds slowly unfurl to reveal chalice-shaped flowers — the dancing gowns of flower garden fairies.
Seed Count: Approx. 100 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

BIENNIAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost hardy

 

EASIEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Plant seeds in full sun in ordinary garden soil in spring after danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1/2 inch deep, 6 to 8 inches apart. Keep moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 14 days.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before last expected frost date. Sow two inches apart and 1/2 inch deep in flats or individual containers of seed starting mix. Provide a strong light source and keep mix evenly moist until germination takes place. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, transplant 12 to 18 inches apart after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 12 to 18 inches apart so plants have ample room to mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

Indian Spring will bloom the first year from seed if planted early in spring. Planted later, it will bloom the following summer. After blossoms fade, cut off the spent flower stalks just above the ground. Fertilize well and continue to water plants as needed, and roots will push another flush of enchanting flower spires that will open in fall.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun
1/2 inch
6 – 8 inches
7 – 14 days
5 – 7 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun
1/2 inch
6 – 8 inches
7 – 14 days
5 – 7 feet

Plant In

March – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

6 – 8 inches

Days to Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

5 – 7 feet

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