A hollyhock with beautiful, dark and eggplant colored flowers. The stems are at least 140 cm long and must therefore usually be helped with support. The plant is biennial, but often overwinters in our climate. Grows well long house walls and fences. Hollyhocks give a romantic atmosphere in our gardens.
Number: about 25 seeds
Sowing: for flowering the same year, it should be sown from mid-March. Soak the seeds for a few days. Lay the seeds on moist soil, press them in lightly and sprinkle with a very thin layer of soil. Cover the trays with plastic and place them bright and warm. After the sprouts have gotten a few true leaf pairs, they should be planted separately in pots.
The hollyhock can be sown directly at the growing site in May, but with this method it will not flower until the following year.
Planting: in May, when the danger of frost is over - directly at the place of growth. Hollyhocks thrive best in a sunny growing area with nutrient-rich and moist soil. The plant develops a long and strong taproot and is therefore quite difficult to move around. Therefore, plant hollyhocks on a permanent growing site from the beginning.
Flowering: July - August
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