Description for Hollyhock Mixed
Growing hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) in the garden is the goal of many gardeners who remember these impressive flowers from their youth. The flower stalks on hollyhocks can reach heights of 9 feet tall! They can tower above a garden, adding a lovely vertical element to your yard. Letâ€™s look at a few tips on hollyhocks to help you grow them in your yard.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|hollyhocks||white, light-pink, magenta and burgundy||Summer. A few varieties will bloom well into fall.||Some varieties grow 2 -3feet , while others grow as high as 6 feet.||Easy|
Planting and care
|Hollyhock like full sun.||Hollyhock likes rich, well drained soil.||Water as needed to keep the soil moist at all times.||-||Adding a general purpose fertilizer once a month will result in bigger, fuller blooms.|
Caring for Hollyhock Mixed
- After the growing season is over, Hollyhock should be cut back to ground level.
- To assure that the plant doesnâ€™t get killed out completely, cover the area with mulch, in case the winter is real harsh.
- Insect and Disease: Insects problems are not too common and can be treated with insecticides and insecticidal soaps.
- Rust disease is a common problem. We recommend you apply fungicides regularly.
Typical uses of Hollyhock Mixed
Special features: Hollyhocks grow heart-shaped leaves that clump up into a mound below the flower stalks.