1 packet contains Hollyhock - 40 Seeds. It is a vigorously healthy plant with showy flowers of bright mauve-purple, with dark veins.
It may be considered a perennial or biennial. Upper leaf lobes have a more triangular shape. Long stalked, with 5 petals, bright rose-purple flowers with darker stripes along the petals bloom singly or in 3 to 5 flowered axillary clusters.
||Hollyhocks, common mallow, cheeses, high mallow and tall mallow
||Some varieties grow 2 to 3 feet, while others grow as high as 6 feet.
||Pink, purple, deep red and white
||Summer. A few varieties will bloom well into fall.
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- After the growing season is over, Hollyhock should be cut back to ground level
- To assure that the plant does not get killed out completely, cover the area with mulch, in case the winter is real harsh
- Look for an insect attack and can be treated with insecticides and insecticidal soaps
Hollyhock Malva care
- Planting hollyhock may be done in spring or fall
- Select a sunny location sheltered from the wind
- Spring plantings will be safer in areas where winters are severe
- Plant as soon as nursery stock is received
- If plantings must be delayed, place the hollyhock in a cool, shaded area and keep the roots moist
- Hollyhock seedlings are grown in a special planting mixture to promote fast growth
- Do not pull this material away from the roots, but set the top of the planting material level with the soil line
- Firm the soil around the plants and roots by pressing the soil with your hands
- Water well to eliminate air pockets that may form around the roots
||Full sun (Can tolerate partial shade for sometime)
||Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.
||Rich, well drained soil
||16 to 28 degrees C
||Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.
Hollyhock Malva special feature
Hollyhocks grow heart-shaped leaves that clump up into a mound below the flower stalks.
Hollyhock Malva uses
- The showy blossoms on hollyhocks make great cut flowers for bouquets
- They add a traditional look to cottage gardens
- Use these flowers as border plants, mass plantings and showcase plants
- Hollyhocks are visually appealing when placed along a fence or a wall
- Leaves are used as an edible in Europe