Hollyhock Collection

When you think of a British cottage garden, you think of hollyhocks, tall, towering stems lining a path or standing either side of a gate. More
6 x 9cm plants 510763-6 £24.50

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When you think of a British cottage garden, you think of hollyhocks, tall, towering stems lining a path or standing either side of a gate.

They are wonderful plants that flower all summer long, no country style garden is complete without them. Hollyhocks do have a tendency to rust – Copper Mixture will keep this at bay.

This collection contains 3 plants each of:

Genus Alcea
Type Perennial (grown as a Biennial)
Common Name Hollyhock
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 2m (79in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in April-May, or direct May-July. Place each seedling into its own pot of peat-free compost, the ideal spot for growing on has maximum all-round light. Hollyhocks will be ready for planting out in the garden by June, but won't flower well until the following year. Plant container-grown plants in spring or autumn, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Hollyhocks do have a tendency to rust; Copper Mixture will keep this at bay. Provide support to protect from wind and rain.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life Sear their stems for 20 secs before giving them a deep cool drink. Use their full height with either several colours jumbled together or a single colour in a stately vase.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
How to sow and grow hollyhocks

Sarah shares her instructions on how to sow and grow hollyhocks for that typical cottage garden look.


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Hollyhock Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

All Plants have grown well and started to flower, a little rust experienced but so far not impacting the plant or flowering

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Anita

Disappointing as only two of them flowered. All of the plants were healthy but only grew leaves. Hopefully they may be better next year.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Sorry to hear they didn't flower, Hollyhocks sometimes put their energy into establishing rather than flowering but they should flower next year. If they don't please do come back to us."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Frances

Excellent service and plants were superb


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Reviewed 15th January 2016 by Ray Cawley

Thanks for the advice Sarah for keeping rust at bay which has worked for me for more than 5 years now, however, two years ago it wouldn't shift so I started spraying them alongside my Rose's with Rose clear and it's done the trick again. The only drawback seems to be the size, they are growing to an unusual 10-12 feet tall. The foliage is huge and I sprinkle live mealworms onto the foliage which encourages a multitude of birds and they feed on other insects too. So a win win all round.