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Alcea rosea 'Creme de Cassis'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This hollyhock will command the center of attention with its 3-4 inch wide flowers. The showy blooms are white with a raspberry-red eye zone and a small, yellow throat. Both single and semi-double blooms can be found on a single stem. Cooler climates stimulate more double blooms.  Feel free to grow hollyhocks under Black Walnut trees; they are tolerant of the toxic juglone that is emitted through the trees' roots. Hollyhocks are best treated as a biennial or short-lived perennial, but will often reseed themselves for many years.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Hollyhocks provide excellent architectural height, contrast and a certain amount of old world charm to cottage gardens and border backgrounds. Also effective, when grown in a cluster, against walls or fences. May need to be staked if planted in a windy site. Rich, moist, well-drained soil is essential. Watch for Japanese Beetles, they are very attracted to them. Feel free to grow hollyhocks under Black Walnut trees; they are tolerant of the toxic juglone that is emitted through the trees' roots. Hollyhocks are best treated as a biennial or short-lived perennial.

Flower Color

White with raspberry red eye zone and yellow throat

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Good Companions

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata), Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro), Grass-Ornamental (Miscanthus sinensis)

Plant Height

4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

2-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border, Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Specimen, Dried Flower, Cottage Gardens

Bloom Time

Mid-summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Rapid

Seasonal Interests