Alcea rosea

Hollyhock Indian Spring

R60.00

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These perennial plants are stately at the back of the border with their tall flower spikes. This mix contains single flowers in pink, rose and white.

 

30 seeds per packet.

9 in stock

    Flower type:Spike
    Life cycle:Tender Perennial
    Climate:Prefers a moderate climate and can withstand some frost.
    Sowing guide:Direct sow in March to April / September to October or sow in trays (recommended) and transplant after 6-8 weeks.
    Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
    Germination guide:7-10 days @ 15-20 C. Light required - cover seed with a thin layer of vermiculite.
    Good Bee Food:Yes
    Flowering time:Spring of the following year as it can act as a bi-annual.
    Pinch:Not necessary
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:150 cm
    Spacing:30 cm

    Harvesting Tips:

    Harvest when flowers on 1/2 of the flower spike have opened. Sear the bottom 5cm of the stems with hot/boiling water for a couple of seconds after cutting. Expected vase life is 5 days. Regular harvesting will encourage flower production.

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