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Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix

 

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Double flowers in mix of luscious colors bloom on tall stems. A must for the cottage garden; also good for screening unsightly areas. (Alcea rosea) Great for large scale or mass plantings.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 60-84" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 8
SKU 5ALCEA8

Plant Information

Everybody loves Hollyhocks--tall beauties that create tremendous color wherever they grow. They quickly create spires of flowers up to 5 or 6 feet. Hollyhocks are great for the back of the border, and also as a blooming screen for unsightly views or other things you'd like to hide with beautiful flowers all summer long.

These old-fashioned plants are famous for being biennial which means they bloom their second year from seed.

SKU 5ALCEA8
Common Name Hollyhock
Botanical Name Alcea rosea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 60-84" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsHollyhock Charter's Double Mix
 
2.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Small in size (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The foilage is huge!

I got these last year so they havent bloomed yet! I can wait to see the blooms this summer! The foilage on these plants are huge! Bigger than my hand! So they do...Read complete review

I got these last year so they havent bloomed yet! I can wait to see the blooms this summer! The foilage on these plants are huge! Bigger than my hand! So they do need a good amount of growing space. Everything I bought from american meadows grew! I did not have one dud! Instructions are easy to follow!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Review of Hollyhock mixed colors.. :(

I planted 2 bags of 8 in full sun outside of my veggie garden and got real excited when the leaves popped out of the ground... but that was it. Never flowered.

I planted 2 bags of 8 in full sun outside of my veggie garden and got real excited when the leaves popped out of the ground... but that was it. Never flowered.

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1.0

Poor stock

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from Camano Island, WA

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    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

      Plants were put into ground the day they arrrived. Everyone of them failed. I've had quite good luck growing other types of hollyhocks, even in starting them from seeds, so I'm not sure what the problem is here other than the plants themselves.

      l've had great success with American Meadows wildflower seed, but my venture into buYing actual plants was a complete waste of my haRd earned money.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      alive but never got more than 4 inches tall

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      from Temple, Tx

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        • Small In Size

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          Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

          Just never grew, hoping they will come back and grow tall next spring. disappointed.

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          1.0

          Nothing!

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          from Douglas, Arizona

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          Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

          Nothing, didn't even try to grow.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          less than expected

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          from providence, ri

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          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

          The plants only grew due to my care. The roots were small, three of the eight had rot. Disapointed with receiving only white and red flowers, and one of the red was single petal holyhock.

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          5.0

          Patience is required

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          from KY TN border

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Garden
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          Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

          This past severe winter killed most of last years hard work. These 15 plants are a 'restart'. In a month they are now 4 inches tall and all 15 are thriving, but it will be next year before they will blossom into flowers; therefore, patience is required.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An excellant product!!!

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          from SE Kentucky

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          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control

            Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

            I bought 16 bare-root plants to hide my ugly fence in April. Hollyhocks take 2 years to mature to blossom. I was very surprised to see those tall stalks filled with beautiful flowers by the end of June. Hopefully by next June they will completely cover the fence. If not, I will order 16 more. I am very pleased. Thank you.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            mother's fav flower

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            from Hershey, PA

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              Cons

              • Arrived Dead

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                I purchased these for my mother for her birthday and was very excited; however, when she received them, 2 were dead and one was on the way to a fast death. The others that survived did well and she was surprised that I remembered they were her fav flowers.

                 
                2.0

                Maybe bigger next year

                By 

                from Seguin, Tx

                Pros

                • Large Bulb Size
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                • Colors Not As Expected

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                  I planted mine earlier this year and it grew about 5 feet tall with one stem, but I only got white flowers. I was expecting very colorful blooms. I am now seeing at the bottom more green leaves, so maybe it takes a couple of years.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The foilage is huge!

                  By 

                  from Warsaw, Indiana

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Slow Growth

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                  I got these last year so they havent bloomed yet! I can wait to see the blooms this summer! The foilage on these plants are huge! Bigger than my hand! So they do need a good amount of growing space. Everything I bought from american meadows grew! I did not have one dud! Instructions are easy to follow!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Disappointed

                  By 

                  from Grove, OK

                  Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                  I am sorry that I can't be more positive. I assume it is due to our hard winter . . but only 3 of the 8 hollyhocks have pokes their heads up this year.

                  Thank you!
                  Paula

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  better than i thought they would be..

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                  from la crosse wisconsin

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

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                    Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                    excellent border flowers for my flower garden. lots of great color...can't wait til they come up again..

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Review of Hollyhock mixed colors.. :(

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                    from Bedford NH

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did Not Bloom

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about American Meadows Hollyhock Charter's Double Mix:

                      I planted 2 bags of 8 in full sun outside of my veggie garden and got real excited when the leaves popped out of the ground... but that was it. Never flowered.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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