10 Hollyhock seeds. A stunning eye catching flower, perfect for cottage gardens and wonderful as a cut flower in your home. A beautiful yet unusual perennial that produces glossy, deep maroon flowers, that look almost black, with a yellow throat on tall flower spikes. Perfect for the wildlife friendly gardener as Hollyhocks are highly attractive to butterflies and bees. 1.8m.
Self seeding biennials. Best to start new Hollyhocks in August or September so that they will then bloom the following summer. Or you can sow directly outdoors about a week before last frost. Sow at just ¼ inch deep and about 2 feet apart. Hollyhocks have long taproots, so if seeds are started indoors, use tall, individual pots and transplant early to avoid damage. Start indoor seeds about 9 weeks before the last average frost date. Seedlings can be placed outside two to three weeks after the last frost. Also, bear in mind that some are biennials and may not bloom until their second year.