Pink Hollyhock - 1 Plant or 100 Seeds
Please note: Regarding online orders, these plants are very delicate when they are small, but they are easy to grow, so we may elect to ship 100 seeds instead of the plant itself for the same price.
A classic garden staple, hollyhocks (alcea rosea) bloom mid-summer with numerous flowers on tall spikes. Many of the most common varieties are biennials, meaning they complete their lifecycle over 2 years. The first year is spent growing foliage and storing energy. In the second year, the stalks shoot up, flowers bloom and seeds form. However, there are also many varieties that behave like short-lived perennials and will flower in their first year when planted early enough in spring or started indoors in winter.
Other than staking and cutting the stalks back after flowering, hollyhocks really don’t require much maintenance. Hollyhocks support the lifecycle of painted lady butterflies as a host plant for their caterpillars and also attract other pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.