Hollyhock Chater's Double Mix Alcea Rosea is a hardy biennial flowering plant. Hollyhock Chater's Double Mix seeds can be started directly outdoors or indoors and in pots in a cold frame. Hollyhock Chater's Double Mix variety produces fully-double scarlet, pink, white, purple, brown and yellow flowers that are 3-5 inches across and densely clustered together on the sturdy flower spikes. Hollyhock flowers grow on rigid, towering spikes or spires which typically reach a height of 5-6 feet tall, and the foliage features large, heart-shaped, rough lower leaves which become progressively smaller toward the top of the spire. Alcea Rosea are base branching and bloom from May to October attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
Hollyhock Chater's Double Mix is an old time favorite for cottage, wildflower, wildlife gardens, and flower beds. Hollyhock's fully-double flowers are perfect for the back of borders and along fences and walls. Alcea Rosea seeds can be planted in August or September for bloom the following year, and the established Hollyhock grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun, tolerating a wide range of soil conditions and some light shade. If grown from seed, the although short-lived, Hollyhocks easily self-seed, and they can establish colonies that persist for years as if they were perennials.
Height: 60-72 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 21-28 Days