Create a Grand, Colorful Statement with Hollyhocks
Hollyhocks, also known as Alcea, not only create bright, dependable color in the summer garden, but also provide many practical uses for your property. We love this garden classic and wanted to share its benefits with all of you.
Hollyhocks grow to be about 5’ and taller, making them perfect for creating a colorful backdrop in the border of your garden. Hollyhocks arealso great for planting in front of electrical panels and other unsightly views on your property.
They also attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and make for gorgeous cut bouquets. We’ve heard that the Hollyhock Charter’s Mix is Martha Stewart’s favorite, as she grows it for fall bouquets. It is also said that Hollyhock stems, once they die down in the fall, can be used as firewood.
Hollyhocks have been known and identified since the early 19th century, originally boasting large, double blooms that are almost fluffy-looking. Since then, botanists have hybridized the plant to have many different forms. We carry a large variety of Hollyhocks in bare root form, meaning as biennials they should bloom in the first season.If you’re looking to start Hollyhocks from seed,we carry Alcea rosea in seed form.
‚Queeny Purple‚ Hollyhock is a compact, award-winning cultivar that blooms in exquisite upright, double-frilled, red-violet blossoms. Staking is not on the task list when...Learn MoreQueeny Purple Hollyhock Queeny Purple Hollyhock Alcea rosea Queeny PurpleAs low as $7.99 Sale $6.79Per Plant - 3" Pot'Queeny Purple' Hollyhock is a compact, award-winning cultivar that blooms in exquisite upright, double-frilled, red-violet blossoms. Staking is not on the task list when growing this vigorous plant! A pollinator favorite, it is best planted in multiples to encourage reseeding, perfect growing along a wall or fence to create a summery cottage garden feel. Sunny sites are preferred, but 'Queeny Purple' Hollyhock tolerates part-shade. (Alcea rosea)
Chater‚s Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden‚s back row to add another level of color, Hollyho...Learn MoreChater's Double Hollyhock Mix Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix Alcea rosea Chater's Double Mix$15.99 Sale $13.59Per Bag of 8Chater's Double Hollyhock Mix flowers in a mix of luscious colors, on strong, tall stems. Commonly planted in the garden's back row to add another level of color, Hollyhocks are also good for screening unsightly areas and planting along a fenceline to add an extra layer of privacy. Blooms appear in mid summer and last through fall. Prefers full sun. (Alcea rosea)
Creme de Cassis Hollyhock is a biennial which rewards with spectacular raspberry and white blooms in single and double form. (Alcea rosea)...Learn MoreCreme De Cassis Hollyhock Crème De Cassis Hollyhock Alcea rosea Crème De Cassis$7.99 Sale $6.79Per Plant - 3" PotCreme de Cassis Hollyhock is a biennial which rewards with spectacular raspberry and white blooms in single and double form. (Alcea rosea)