Hollyhock rosea 'Crème de Cassis'

We've trialled several semi-double hollyhocks over the years, sadly most have not made the grade but 'Blackcurrant Whirl' was a spectacular exception. More
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We've trialled several semi-double hollyhocks over the years, but sadly most have not made the grade, struggling with rust over much of their leaves. 'Crème de Cassis', here growing in my friend Arthur Parkinson's garden, was a spectacular exception, reappearing reliably year on year.

Genus Alcea
Group/Species rosea
Variety Crème de Cassis
Type Hardy Biennial, Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Hollyhock
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2.4m (8ft)
Spacing 45-60cm (18-24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant 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
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Hollyhock rosea 'Crème de Cassis' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Mrs Baker

hollyhock looks good, hasn't flowered yet. Dianthus flowered well, a bit paler than expected.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ulrike

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Product excellent, looking beautiful!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Mrs Wright