In zones where it is not hardy it is grown as a house/glasshouse plant for its attractive flowers and foliage. The stem exudes a milky latex when broken
Easily grown in average, moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9. May be attempted in protected locations in Zone 6.
Plants usually die to the ground in the cold winter climates of Zones 5 and 6, but may send up new shoots from the roots the following spring.
||18 inch (46 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Caprifoliaceae, Alcea rosea, Malvaceae, Double Hollyhock.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||5 to 8 feet
||July to September
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean. Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Tagar Double care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
||Full sun to part shade
||13 to 24 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Tagar Double special feature
Specimen, group or mass. Border, foundation or hedge. Site in areas where the flowers and fragrance plus the visiting butterflies may be easily observed. Straight species is infrequently marketed in commerce.
Tagar Double uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose