Flowers - Hollyhock, Indian Spring Mix

$329 USD

The spectacular Indian Spring Hollyhock Mix (Alcea rosea) produces towering spikes that can grow to 9' tall with saucer-sized blooms in shades of rose and crimson. Heat- and cold-tolerant, this biennial blooms its first year. Prefers full sun, but can tolerate part shade, even under a Black Walnut tree. The leaves, buds, and petals are edible.

  • Life cycle: Biennial
  • Bloom season: Summer, fall
  • Attracts: Birds, hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Abundance, ambition, femininity, fertility, fruitfulness


  • Botanical name: Alcea rosea
  • Hardiness zones: 2-10
  • Planting season: Summer, fall
  • Days to maturity: 2nd year
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Depth to plant seeds: Surface sow
  • Spacing between plants: 18"-36" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 10-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 60F-70F
  • Soil types: Sandy, loamy, chalky, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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