Go Back Hollyhock Violet

Alcea rosea 'Chater's Violet'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Hollyhocks have been grown in gardens for centuries, their tall spikes of satiny, crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in mid-summer. Best at the back of a sunny border, with something in front to hide their bare lower stems. This tall strain features fluffy double flowers in shades of lilac and lavender-mauve. Plants usually act as short-lived perennials, but will re-seed themselves for many years. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

5-6 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Accent, Border, Cut flower, Massed, Specimen

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests