As a little girl, I remember being enthralled by tall hollyhocks growing against a garage wall on a nearby home. They were the only flowers growing in the small space, each year they provided big impact. I was happy to see them every year.
Hollyhocks have been a staple in cottage gardens for ages and always provide a striking focal point in the garden. Big 3 to 4 inch hibiscus-like blossoms spaced up tall 5-9 foot plants. They range in color of very light pink to dark black. 20 seeds per pack.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
5-21 days at 65-85°F (18-29°C)
float seeds on top of water then transplant into small pots
Transplant: sow 6 weeks before last frost directly into cell packs or soil blocks. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: Sow seeds 1/4″ deep after last frost.
Well-drained soil of moderate fertility.
Biennial, Summer/fall bloom