Go Back Hollyhock Summer Carnival Mix

Alcea 'Summer Carnival Mix'
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Plant Type: Perennials

These Hollyhocks are a towering beauty and lovely scented too! Very Hardy! 4-inch double or semi-double blooms in 4 shades! Fun and easy to grow for a brilliant summer show. This fully double mix will bloom year after year. A colorful display of deep crimson, light pink, rose, rosy red, yellow and white. Pompom-like 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 sometimes 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

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

5-6 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Cut flower, Mass plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests