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 £22.95 Delivery early April
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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 – Bordeaux 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 Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 2m (79in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in April-May, or direct May-July.
Care Tips Prevent rust with Bordeaux mixture.
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
Advice & Videos
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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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.